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Fitzroy history – corner of Johnston and Brunswick streets

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This 1949 photo shows the intersection of Johnston and Brunswick Streets. What was the Solway mens’ clothing store on the left is now a convenience store, but the Provincial hotel is still the Provincial hotel. The ‘clock’ style traffic control signal at the intersection was new at the time.

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Courtesy the Harold Paynting Collection, SLV / ID: H92.20/3328 / photographer: Lyle Fowler / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1949

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  1. I think they were called Marshalite traffic signs, I think there are some at Melbourne Museum now.

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