This photo shows a jolly bunch of chaps who were taking part in a novelty night at the Birmingham Hotel in July 1918.

mp010899 Fitzroy history - the Birmingham hotel

Courtesy of the Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria / ID: mp010899 / photographer: unknown / copyright: State Library of Victoria owns image / used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1918

birminghamhotel Fitzroy history - the Birmingham hotel

After a period of decline the Birmingham hotel has been revived and features live bands several nights a week (MySpace).

Fitzroy history – the Birmingham hotel

4 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – the Birmingham hotel

    • 6 March 2009 at 1:53 pm

      Yes that was hilarious, but necessary because from the outside the pub still looks crappy, and you could walk past without noticing anything inside had changed.

  • 7 March 2009 at 9:53 am

    I must say I’m enjoying these photo comparisons you post, well bloody done!
    Was an awful shame the foolish Powers That Were removed almost all of those beautiful old verandahs for the 1956 Olympics, pity we can’t force the councils/state govt to replace them (out of the pollies own pockets, of course!).

    • 7 March 2009 at 10:20 am

      Thanks – I find it fascinating to learn the history of these buildings.


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