I would guess the suburb of Windsor is older than Prahran or South Yarra, three closely associated areas. It had a train before the other two suburbs, which if you know the area seems odd. The train went to St Kilda, then reversed through the edge of Albert Park, crossed St Kilda Road on a bridge near Union Street, and ran in an arc to Windsor Railway Station and then on to Brighton. You can still see some of where the train ran by the small parks through parts of Windsor. I recall one of them is now a skate park.
So, yes, Windsor is very old. I never knew where the old Windsor Post Office was until I walked past it a few days ago.
I was on the way to Windsor when the tram system failed and I had to change trams and then walk. (the 5 tram turned down High Street and the 64 down Carlisle St) I can't blame the tram system though as someone being targeted by Darwin's law had ridden in front of a moving tram with his mp3 played plugged into his ears. Darwin's survival of the fittest almost came to fruition.
But the bonus from my walk, a photo of the pink pigs atop the Windsor Castle. They have have been atop the pub for a long time, but now they are illuminated at night and can easily be seen as you drive along Queens Way.
I walked to Chapel Street along a different street to the one I intended to and came across what was the Windsor Post Office I am surprised it is so intact. Why wasn't I told!
Now apartments but previously the site of the Empire Theatre, Hoyts Windsor movie theatre , Hoyts head office, a video library, then the Empire night club where the tv show Live and Sweaty was recorded and oddly when it was no longer of use, it burnt down.
The Windsor train station is a fine building and back when it was staffed, it had very nice flower beds, growing annuals among other plantings. It has undergone a good restoration with much of the brickwork being repointed.
One day this garish and rotting shop is going to topple backwards down on the railway line below.
While waiting for the approaching tram, how could I resist this charming two storey shop.