The building at the centre of this c1861 photo of Brunswick St is long gone. Its Victorian detail has been replaced by modern ugliness, though the tenant Panelpop is very cool. It is the building beside it that interests me. I don’t know what it was but it now houses the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre and the Ecumenical Migration Centre.

pi002902 Fitzroy history - 145 Brunswick St

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H690 / photographer: uncertain / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain c1861

145brunswickst Fitzroy history - 145 Brunswick St

Fitzroy history – 145 Brunswick St

2 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – 145 Brunswick St

  • 6 February 2011 at 3:03 pm
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    you did that building a kindness by calling it “modern ugliness” as the ugliness is almost sublime. It’s my least favourite building in this or any other suburb and I eagerly await the day they decide to replace with something a bit more worthy of it’s fabulous location.

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  • 7 February 2011 at 5:13 pm
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    the original photo is so great! i think this might be the earliest photo i’ve seen of brunswick street so far.

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