Howey Place

Little Collins St, Melbourne

Just off Little Collins Street is Howey Place, an arcade that stands in stark contrast to most others; it looks dingy and uninviting, but it is worth the wander.

Originally a nondescript back alley, Howey Place was revitalised in the late 1800’s when Edward William Cole – owner of Cole’s Book Arcade – decided to use his own money to give it a new life.

He added a glass, wrought iron canopy as well as glass-fronted stores that ran along the lane.