I find these historical photos of the pre-tram, pre-car era of Melbourne so enjoyable to look at. This is the corner of Gertrude St and Brunswick St c1866. I had guessed that the little cream coloured section on the first floor of the corner building was a later addition, so it is fascinating to see it was actually an original feature of the building. The National Trust has more information about this row of houses.
Courtesy of SLV / ID: H646 / photographer: Davies & Co. / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1866
Courtesy of Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 8780 / photographer: Caroline Philipp / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1986