ABOVE a splendid view looking east on DORCHESTER STREET,in SYDNEY. On the LEFT, the wonderful SYDNEY HOTEL.... the center for all social activities in 1907.... during the hey-day of the NEW STEEL PLANT. On the RIGHT, the new MASONIC building and the offices of LAWYER MAC NEIL AND later his son, Donald Mac Neil. In the left background the NEW ROYAL BANK(reddish mortar) and across Charlotte St, the CHURCH where the present FEDERAL building is. THE NEXT PICTURE is a rarity...it's a photo of the old MIRA GUT RAILWAY STATION,which was located near the present BRIGDE at MIRA GUT. A prosperous community in its heyday,with loads of coal and steel passing thru to LOUISBOURG and with train-loads of miners visiting the summer wonderland for their vacations, this TRAIN STATION was second only to SYDNEY for activities. BELOW....HOLY ANGELS CONVENT located in the northend of Sydney and looking much as it does today. The trees in front in the picture are now gigantic and partially obscure the view.