Original post 17 October 2019 10,12 and 14 #PowlettStreet, #EastMelbourne, 1886, and all named after English counties, where of course most Melburnians came from in the 19thC. Three #terracehouses all the same in a row but oddly with a space between them rather than an actual row with shared #partywalls. Most terrace houses were #buildtorent, … Continue reading Thinking of ‘home’, Devon, Exeter and (something), East Melbourne
Finn Barr, South Melbourne, 1885
Original post 17 July 2020 Time for my annual pilgrimage to see Finn Barr, in Cecil Street, #SouthMelbourne in winter, this time with my wide angle. Here’s what I said in 2017: Built in 1885 for a local doctor who obviously wanted to make a statement! A #terracehouse with a facade and tower worthy of … Continue reading Finn Barr, South Melbourne, 1885
Premier Permanent, Collins Street, 1887, not so permanent.
Original post 9 April 2020 When I first saw a photo of this I was like OMG what a feast ! Delicious ! It seems like most of the really OTT #highvictorian things were lost on the 1950s-60s, and this was right up there ! The #PemierPermanent Building Society, on #CollinsStreet south side just down … Continue reading Premier Permanent, Collins Street, 1887, not so permanent.