OLIVER, Joseph James (Jim) (1894-1960)

Son of Joseph James Oliver who was a builder regularly employed as a partner of William Reynolds in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Joseph James was born on 15 Jan 1884, the second child of Joseph James Oliver (Builder / Contractor) and Mary Elizabeth Oliver. He was born in Fitzroy Melbourne and spent theContinue reading “OLIVER, Joseph James (Jim) (1894-1960)”

476-484 Napier Street, Fitzroy (Elizabeth Terrace)

Built in 1889 by William Reynolds and Joseph James Oliver with their construction completed around the middle of the year. It is unknown who the architect for the buildings was. Prior to the building of Elizabeth terrace, the site was occupied by St Luke’s Church which was bordered by Napier St, Heidelberg Road (Queen’s Parade),Continue reading “476-484 Napier Street, Fitzroy (Elizabeth Terrace)”

482 Napier Street, North Fitzroy (Elizabeth Terrace)

482 Napier Street, is a six room, two storey brick dwelling with all conveniences. Built in 1889 by William Reynolds and Joseph James Oliver with their construction completed around the middle of the year. On 20 August 1889, the Age ran the advert “FITZROY – to Let, new two-story Houses, Elizabeth-terrace, Napier-st, near Heidelberg rd”.Continue reading “482 Napier Street, North Fitzroy (Elizabeth Terrace)”

REYNOLDS, William (1854-1928)

William Reynolds is a Bricklayer, Mason, Builder and Contractor. Over his life he built many of the homes in Fitzroy, Carlton and Fitzroy North. He also worked on other sizeable buildings and with some of the best Melbourne Architects of the time. This history is designed to be read alongside the history of the housesContinue reading “REYNOLDS, William (1854-1928)”

QUARRY, Valerie Elizabeth Oliver (1931-2007)

Daughter of Joseph James Oliver and Florence Gertrude Lee. On 8 July 1953, Valerie of 350 North Road, East Brighton, Nurse, gave notice of the renouncement and abandonment of her surname Oliver and assumed the surname Quarry (her step father’s name). (The Age, Wed 8 Jul 1953, Page 13, Advertising) In 1954 and 1956 thereContinue reading “QUARRY, Valerie Elizabeth Oliver (1931-2007)”

484 Napier Street, North Fitzroy (Elizabeth Terrace)

484 Napier Street is a seven room two storey brick dwelling with all conveniences, initially with land of 19ft x 100. It also included a brick stable facing the right of way at the rear on land of 16ft 6 inches x 20 ft. The stable was separated from the title in 1928 when sold.Continue reading “484 Napier Street, North Fitzroy (Elizabeth Terrace)”

“Olivette”, 54 Queen’s Parade, North Fitzroy

Olivette was a double fronted brick villa, containing six rooms, stables and a coach house – it was a substantial property with large gardens. Nothing remains of 54 Queen’s Parade. It appears that over the period 1950s-1960s the K.G. Luke Pty Ltd factory expanded over this area. Most of the K.G. Luke factory was constructedContinue reading ““Olivette”, 54 Queen’s Parade, North Fitzroy”

“Braiding”, 50 Queen’s Parade, Fitzroy North

Braiding was a double fronted brick villa, containing six rooms, stables and coach house – it was a substantial property with large gardens that were often used for entertaining. Nothing remains of 50 Queen’s Parade. During the 1950s-1960s the houses were removed and the K.G. Luke Pty Ltd factory (built in the late 1930s /Continue reading ““Braiding”, 50 Queen’s Parade, Fitzroy North”