8 Cremorne Street, Fitzroy

The brick chimney was originally connected to a boilerhouse at the back of Guest’s boot factory – Lana Favrin – Yarra Past Port. However according to Mike Moore, this is the site of the Larcher chimney.

Google Image – Dec 2018

“A brief note on the Larcher chimney site location. -– the chimney is on Larcher’s site and was built after 1906.. Referring to that note and the MMBW map of 1899, the chimney is between 1 Cremorne St and 10 John St. It is definitely on the west side of the rear wall of the John St factory, and within the Larcher site. When we visited there on 1 May 2016, I recollect that there was a walk-way east of the chimney before the property boundary. Referring again to that MMBW map, the chimney location was previously Dr Hewlett’s garden, on the western side of his Conservatory. Dr Hewlett died in 1904, and his land in John St and Cremorne St was listed in his estate’s assets on 27 March 1906.Larcher presumably purchased the site from the Hewlett estate after Mar 1906. Pasteurisation regulations were introduced in Aug 1906.Larcher’s dairy was at Moor St by 1907.In May 1908, Larcher and seven other businesses were producing smoke ‘in such quantities as to be a nuisance’ and the owners were required to abate such nuisances. Presumably the tall chimney was constructed soon after May 1908.” Mike Moore – Yarra Past Port

A copy of Mike’s PDF including his notes on this site is here.

MMBW Map 1899 – prior to the chimney being built – from Mike’s description it would be somewhere between the end of the lane behind 35 Moor Street and the Conservatory in the middle of the picture.
Guest’s Boot Factory chimney, Cremorne Street – Fitzroy Industrial Walk

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