Under the Red Globe

The clock tower and globe were built in 1910 as an important part of Dimmeys advertising.

The globe originally consisted of ruby-coloured glass. It was lit internally, making an impressive beacon that could be seen for miles around.

On Friday and Saturday evenings , shoppers were entertained by musicians who played from bandstand balconies on the upper level of the tower.

The red globe was replaced with copper in 1939.


140 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121 Australia


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