This former commercial building is now a charming home. One of things to note in many of these photos is how barren the streets are compared to now. Does anyone know when local governments started putting trees everywhere?

703583718 Fitzroy history - the Federal Trolley and Truck Co

Courtesy of SLV / Committee for Urban Action (CUA) collection / ID: CUAFY29/5-8 / photographer: unknown / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1970

federal-trolley-now Fitzroy history - the Federal Trolley and Truck Co

Fitzroy history – the Federal Trolley and Truck Co

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  • 27 December 2016 at 11:48 am
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    Re street trees, it started with the city of Melbourne in the early 1980s, and Fitzroy took it up soon after, then lots of other cities. The city of Fitzroy caused trouble though cos of narrow pavements and not realising what they would do – eg in the street between car spaces, but with no root barriers so they crack up the guttering and pavement! (the ones in front of royal terrace were removed completely about 10 years ago cos they were cracking up the 1850s slate pavement flagstones).

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