The text accompanying this 1950s photo says it depicts Nicholson St looking north from Cecil St. None of the landmarks are familiar, so it’s difficult to determine if the caption is accurate, but it is fascinating. Was anyone loving here at the time?

20680 Fitzroy history - 1950s flooding on Nicholson St

Courtesy the Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 20680 / photographer: Tom Farnan / copyright: usedĀ  under the fairĀ  dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1950s
Fitzroy history – 1950s flooding on Nicholson St

6 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – 1950s flooding on Nicholson St

  • 7 October 2014 at 9:52 pm
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    Hi, I can confirm that it is on the corner of Cecil & Nicholson Streets looking north. Tom Farnan was my father and we lived in Cecil Street. About where the bus is, would be the corner of Nicholson Street and Alexandra Parade. I think I was 4 or 5 and I do remember them, it came up the front path of the house and Mum was worried it would get onto the front verandah…..Kind regards Trish

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  • 8 October 2014 at 1:07 pm
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    I guess that’s the San Remo Ballroom with the big roof the background. I wonder what the pub was on the corner ? That would be that now vacant block…..

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    • 9 October 2014 at 12:11 am
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      This is why I was uncertain about the location – there are no remaining landmarks.

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  • 10 October 2014 at 9:00 pm
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    Hi David, What you know as the San Remo Ballroom used to be the Adelphi Theatre, and from memory the building on the corner of Princes Street & Nicholson Street was a milk bar….Trish

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