124-130 Cecil Street, Fitzroy

Google image – July 2019

Background

In the late 1830s the land of Fitzroy was subdivided into 12 sections. Section 85 which was mostly swamp, was the last to be subdivided. In 1876, a plan for the subdivision of the block bordered by Cecil St (N), Young St (W), Westgarth St (S) and Napier St (E) – which was land owned by J.M. Smith was created. You can see from the map below that there was a strange design applied to the sites. Lots 19-22 were likely purchased for the building of the factory below.

Section of the 1876 Plan of Subdivision of part of section 85 Parish of Jika Jika Fitzroy, 1876 – State Library

This factory that existed in the early 70s has been removed and replaced with a series of town houses.

Committee for Urban Action (between 1970-1974) – Identifier CUAFY2/1 – State Library

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