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Fitzroy history – it was fifty years ago today on Greeves St

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This photo c1959 shows what I think is the north side of Greeves St facing west away from Brunswick St from the corner of Fitzroy St. The original photo may have been reversed because the description in the Picture Victoria site does not make sense: “View of South side, looking West towards Brunswick Street.” The houses on the south side of the street facing west are almost a mirror image, with two storied houses on each end of the street and single storey terraces in between, but the chimneys of the corner house on the south side don’t match the photo, whereas the northern side house does match the photo once it is reversed. The streetscape has barely changed.

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Houses by Alfred Kursteiner, built in 1870-71. Courtesy of Fitzroy local history photograph collection / ID: 15186 / photographer: unknown / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1959

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