13 Church Street, Fitzroy North

This property was classified as ‘repairable’. It was bought by Housing Commission on 2 June 1970 for $7,250. The date of the demolition is unknown. On the left to West, there is an industrial building on two blocks. Behind, to North there is a factory (now gone) in Boston Place. Taken within the block ChurchContinue reading “13 Church Street, Fitzroy North”

37 Church Street, Fitzroy North

No. 37 was described as “good weatherboard” it had been recently reroofed. The posters ‘This house not for sale to the housing Commission’. and Election Poster for Gabriella Orenstien, anti-Housing Commission candidate, August 1971 elections (Urban Renewal Committee of Citizens Action Group). Also visible to the West of No. 37, is No. 35 (pair toContinue reading “37 Church Street, Fitzroy North”

24-26 Brookes Crescent, Fitzroy North

Looking East: Brookes Crescent Reserve showing local children and a playground. In the immediate background Nos. 21, 23, 25 (demolished) and No. 27 (later to be demolished). The owner of No. 21 had undertaken extensive internal renovations and redecorations. No. 25 was bought by the Housing Commission on 23 September 1969 for $7,600 and demolishedContinue reading “24-26 Brookes Crescent, Fitzroy North”

10 Watkins Street, Fitzroy North

Looking South. 10 Watkins Street was bought by Housing Commission on 30 June 1970 and demolished on 30 September 1970. The purchase price was $11,750. This property was not under a demolition or repair order. The Fitzroy Residents’ Association cleared all rubbish from the site, planted trees (despite Housing Commission opposition) and stated their intentionContinue reading “10 Watkins Street, Fitzroy North”

24 Salisbury Crescent, Fitzroy North

Numbers 26, 24 and 22. All classified as ‘good brick’. Builders inspection of No. 24- ‘a structurally sound, clean little house conforming in almost every respect to the Housing Commission requirements’. Owner had spent c. $2000 to renovate the house. Taken within the block Church Street-Rae Street- Nicholson Street. Targeted by Housing Commission, Victoria forContinue reading “24 Salisbury Crescent, Fitzroy North”

15 Salisbury Crescent, Fitzroy North

From left, Numbers 13 (part), 15 and 17 (part).Number 15: Survey classified it as “good brick”. Since 1921 the owner was the resident and refused to sell to the Housing Commission. Taken within the block Church Street-Rae Street- Nicholson Street. Targeted by Housing Commission, Victoria for broad scale demolition and construction of high rise apartmentContinue reading “15 Salisbury Crescent, Fitzroy North”