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Collingwood and Abbotsford looking north from the Town Hall

c. 1887 Collingwood and Abbotsford looking north from the Town Hall

ID: 9059
Photographer: Lindt, J. W., 7 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Copyright: Image held by Collingwood Library
Org ID: CL PIC 21

Description: Size: 154 x 210 mm Taken from the tower of the newly built Town Hall and giving a semi-aerial view looking north along Hoddle Street to Clifton Hill. Starting on the eastern (Abbotsford) side of Hoddle Street, in the foreground is St. Philip's Vicarage (still standing) and St. Philip's Sunday School (with two toilets in the back yard). The next house looks as though a newer brick section has been built on to the front of an older timber dwelling. There is a white horse in the back yard of the two-storey building on the corner of Vere Street. The church on the south side of Vere Street is the Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel. Towards the east in the next cross street, Yarra Street, is the Claremont Hotel, now demolished. Nearby in Park Street is the Victorian Free Church (now demolished), sometimes known as the Free Church of England and Ireland, a secessionist Anglican sect run by a lay preacher, Nathaniel Kinsman. In the distance, beyond Johnston Street, is a large piece of vacant land, originally known as Dight's Paddock, which was not subdivided until the late 1870s/early 1880s. The circular grassed area is Victoria Park. On the western (Collingwood) side of Hoddle Street the Victoria Hotel can just be seen in the foreground. The next house was the residence of Edgar Wilkins, a councillor and M.L.A. On the corner of Vere Street is Edward Bice's 'Family Grocer'. Shops in the remainder of this block include drapers, a dressmaker, butcher, tinsmith, confectioner, bootmaker, picture framer and greengrocer. The church (on the south corner of Perry Street) is the United Methodist Free Church. On the north corner of Perry Street can be just be seen the two-storeyed Gloucester Hotel. All buildings in this section were demolished in the early 1970s because of the widening of Hoddle Street. Note the verandahs over the footpaths along Hoddle Street, the light traffic (half a dozen carriages along its whole length), and gas street lamps. The bird's-eye view of many backyards shows that most are crowded with numerous outbuildings and lines of washing. The shot tower can be seen in the distance. Content of image: Hoddle Street ; Vere Street ; Yarra Street ; Park Street ; St. Philip's Church ; Ebenezer Chapel ; Claremont Hotel ; Victorian Free Church ; Victoria Park ; Victoria Hotel ; Gloucester Hotel roads and streets views - collingwood/abbotsford looking north from the town hall

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