40 Moor Street, Fitzroy

Now the location of apartments, this unassuming house has a massive history. Built in the time after the Melbourne Building Act came in, was this iron building. The “Act was not clear about iron buildings which either had not been envisaged or were erroneously thought to be fireproof, so that some were put up in the city and in Fitzroy, before they were finally prohibited” (South Fitzroy Conservation Study 1979, p. 11).

Image held by Fitzroy Library. Presumed to be the last surviving example of work of E.T. Bellhouse of Manchester. c.1965

This is one of only two that survive. This house is now been removed and was re-erected in South Melbourne by the National Trust.

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