These photos from the 1950s and 1960s show Osborne House at 40 Nicholson St. It began as a home and, with ongoing expansion and development, it became a boarding house by the end of the 19th century, then apparently a newsagent or small shop, and eventually the Garden View cafe. More information is available at On my doorstep.

BWP-25392 Fitzroy history - from home to cafe

Courtesy of John L. O’Brien Collection, the University of Melbourne image archive collection (UMAIC) / ID: UMA/I/6756 / photographer: John L. O’Brien / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1958

jc006825 Fitzroy history - from home to cafe

Courtesy of J.T. Collins Collection, La Trobe Picture Collection, SLV / ID: H96.210/77 / photographer: John T. Collins / copyright: used  under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 /  c1963

osbornehouse Fitzroy history - from home to cafe

Fitzroy history – from home to cafe

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