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817 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

In March 1920, this beautiful little cottage was condemned by the Officer of Health as being unfit for human occupation or habitation. (Fitzroy City Press, 13 Mar 1920). Clearly at some point it was rescued and still survives today.

Johnston Street, Fitzroy

In 1837 Robert Hoddle, the colony’s Surveyor General, divided undeveloped paddocks north of the boundary of the Melbourne area into square mile allotments. The government reserved some of the land for the main boundary streets, including Nicholson Street, Victoria Parade, Alexandra Parade and Smith Street. Land for another east-west street was also set aside atContinue reading “Johnston Street, Fitzroy”

133 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

In 1920, the site was used by Adamson Bros, a wholesale and retail grocer who sold wine and spirits (Fitzroy City Press, 4 Jun 1920)

51-53 Cecil Street, Fitzroy

Originally this pair of houses were numbered 35 and 37 Cecil Street. They were built somewhere in 1867 (the Burchett Index suggests the permit for 2 3 room brick cottages was sought on 30 April 1867) by their owner Benjamin Woodhead who resided at what is now 43 Cecil Street. The houses were recorded asContinue reading “51-53 Cecil Street, Fitzroy”

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