The Buck’s Head hotel was diagonally opposite the Fitzroy Town Hall. The building remains and is now a private residence, but for a while in between it was a corner shop.

10222 Fitzroy history - hotel, milkbar and home

Courtesy the Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 10222 / photographer: unknown / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1878

6976 Fitzroy history - hotel, milkbar and home

Courtesy the Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 6976 / photographer: unknown / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1878

BWP-25375 Fitzroy history - hotel, milkbar and home

Courtesy of John L. O’Brien Collection, the University of Melbourne image archive collection (UMAIC) / ID: UMA/I/6740 / photographer: John L. O’Brien / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1958

Sometime after its original construction it obtained some additional ornamentation that remains today. Taken from the diagonally opposite angle, the photo below (full image and then detail) shows it in its 1960s milk bar era.

townhallmilkbar Fitzroy history - hotel, milkbar and home

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2008.127/46 / photographer: K. J. Halla / copyright: used  under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1963

bucksdiagonal Fitzroy history - hotel, milkbar and home

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2008.127/46 / photographer: K. J. Halla / copyright: used  under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1963

jc006864 Fitzroy history - hotel, milkbar and home

Courtesy of SLV / ID: jc006864 / photographer: John T Collins / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1974

bucksheadtoday Fitzroy history - hotel, milkbar and home

Fitzroy history – hotel, milkbar and home

4 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – hotel, milkbar and home

  • 17 March 2011 at 9:00 am
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    What’s the big building with the chimney where the childcare centre is now?

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    • 17 March 2011 at 12:16 pm
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      It was a timber yard I think – it covered the whole block.

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  • 17 March 2011 at 8:36 pm
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    Thanks – I looked at the link – it says Timber Merchant on the building! That would be handy – wish it was still there…! But the child care centre was pretty handy when my son was a baby :-)

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  • 16 February 2012 at 11:21 am
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    Thanks very much for this information on this building, totally fascinating and great photographs.

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