Before and After : 227 Smith St
Today, the modest clothes store at 227 Smith St looks no more interesting than many like it in Melbourne’s suburbs. But going back in time with 150 year old photographs, we find a more than interesting, and somewhat morbid past, as the premises of Mr W.G. Raven, Coffin Maker and Undertaker. above the shopfront, painted images were displayed to give the soon to be departed an illustrative...
Fitzroy Town Hall
Built over two stages between 1873 and 1890 by Architects William J Ellis & G Johnston in a Free Classical style, the Fitzroy Town Hall is the epitome of Victorian Grandeur and Civic pride, being one of the many elaborate town halls built by rival Melbourne suburbs all trying to outdo each other with bigger and better columns and colonnades.
Smith St, Collingwood
Elizabeth St Cat
The next time you’re waiting for the lights to change at the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth St, tilt your head up over the traffic and say hello to this historic feline. Originally part of a larger advertisement for Mazda light globes, the cat has luckily survived many re-paintings of the building (hopefully not yet 9). Once you’ve crossed the lights, another great place to admire...
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Terrace Houses on Nicholson St