Tag: fitzroy

The Hall of Science, haunt of 1880s radicals.

First posted instagram January 24, 2020  This curious building in the middle of St Vincent's Hospital on Victoria Parade was built as the Hall of Science in 1889 by the Australian Secular Association, a pretty radical organisation who lectured on 'freethought', which was seen as anti-religious - on Sundays ! They didn’t hang on to … Continue reading The Hall of Science, haunt of 1880s radicals.

50s clunky I won’t miss it !

First posted instagram January 24, 2020  Apparently this is going to be demolished soon, and I’m ok with that. Built as the #StVincentsHospitalMelbourne #NursesHome with casualty on the lower levels, it was built in the early 1950s, and it’s just a huge imposing #creambrick bock, relieved only by inset balcs on one side and stuck … Continue reading 50s clunky I won’t miss it !

Falconer Terrace, Fitzroy 1866.

#FalconerTerrace, Napier Street,#Fitzroy, 1866, one of the most impressive terraces in Melbs, not because it’s huge or elaborate but because it’s relative simple, but unusual, with a plain upper storey, and a ground level that’s an even arcade with no demarcation between the houses (it’s two arches per house), on solid #bluestone piers. Nice. (But … Continue reading Falconer Terrace, Fitzroy 1866.