Hidden Heritage of Fitzroy Street

Glimpsed before this view disappears for another 50 years or more – this is one the row of 4 1880s row-mansions behind the shops on #FitzroyStreetStKilda, which are all set back the same, and all had shops built in the front gardens from the 1930s-1950s. Surprisingly three of them kept their verandahs, with the back wall of the shops right in front. The most famous one is Brooklawn, with one shop removed revealing the grand entrance. This one didn’t seem to have a name originally, but by 1924 was a guest house called Warrencourt, with ‘double and single vacancy’ – and tennis.

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