201 Napier St, Fitzroy (Fitzroy Town Hall and Library)

The Fitzroy Library was officially opened to the public on 17 July 1877 by the then Mayor, Cr. Sam Lyons J.P. In 1888, work began on the southern wing and reopened in 1890.

Image held by Fitzroy Library.
Image held by Fitzroy Library. 1958 by Allan Studios, 318 Smith St, Collingwood.
Image held by Fitzroy Library. Debutantes and partners. 1958 – by Allan Studios, 318 Smith St, Fitzroy
Image held by Fitzroy Library. Debutantes and partners. Allan Studios , 318 Smith St, Collingwood
The main hall, Fitzroy Town Hall by  Latimer Studios, 157 Smith Street, Fitzroy. Image held by Fitzroy Library
Image held by Fitzroy Library. c.1965
Photo from Yarra Libraries Historical Photographs c.1970 – Photo by Keith Ross. Image held by Fitzroy Library. View of Atherton Gardens tower block and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street , Fitzroy. c.1970 – Held by Yarra Library
Image held by Fitzroy Library. Fitzroy Townhall Library Wing Corner Condell Street and Napier Street, Fitzroy. Photo by Frank McLennan, 1975.
Image held by Fitzroy Library. Jun 1975
Image held by Fitzroy Library. Laying the foundation stone of the Fitzroy Public Library. Photo taken on 18 December 1888.

“The Fitzroy Free Library was opened again to visitors on Monday evening last, 6 January, in the grand new room. Napier street, corner of Condell-street. It will be open every evening in future from seven till ten o’clock, Sundays excepted. This library possesses many attractions, having 3859 volumes on Fiction, Biography, History, Science and General Literature.” The Mercury 9 Jan 1890

Image held by Fitzroy Library. 1977
Image held by Fitzroy Library. Adult reading room located in Napier Street wing of the Fitzroy Town Hall.

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