1914 - 1919 Coles first store, 288 Smith Street, Fitzroy

1914 - 1919 Coles first store, 288 Smith Street, Fitzroy. Mr Cole built his first store in Wilmot Tasmania.

Champion Hotel, S-E Corner of Gertrude and Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Champion Hotel, S-E Corner of Gertrude and Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Fitzroy Town Hall 1877

Fitzroy Town Hall 1877

March 1983: Terrace houses in Gertrude St, Fitzroy.

Haunting images of the streets that were once home to Melbourne’s slums

An overcrowded East Preston tram in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North, in 1944.

An overcrowded East Preston tram in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North.

Smith Street Collingwood

Smith Street Collingwood

Smith Street Fitzroy

Foy and Gibsons, Collingwood, Smith St.

Royal Terrace 39-41 Brunswick Street with Dr. William Crookes surgery on the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets Fitzroy-1866

Royal Terrace Brunswick Street with Dr. William Crookes surgery on the corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets

Billiard Parlour, on the corner of Gertrude and Fitzroy streets, before the "trendification" of Melbourne's inner city suburb of Fitzroy.

Fitzroy Narrows: Photos capture inner-city Melbourne before 'trendification'

Amateur photographs from the late capture the inner-city suburb of Fitzroy as the Victorian government embarked on slum reclamation.

Fitzroy history - the Cyclorama on Victoria Parade

Cycloramas are cool. A cyclorama is a 360 degree panoramic painting housed within a building used as a form of entertainment, often accompanied by music an

Moran and Cato at the southeast corner of Brunswick and Victoria Streets in Fitzroy,Melbourne (year unknown).

Moran and Cato at the southeast corner of Brunswick and Victoria Streets in Fitzroy,Melbourne (year unknown).

1940-50s ; Intersection of Brunswick & Gertrude Streets Fitzroy, The Rob Roy Hotel is in the near left corner. The tall building in far centre was demolished in the 1960s.

Corner of Brunswick and Gertrude Streets, Fitzroy, Photographer: Commercial Photographic Co. Rob Roy Hotel on the left, Champion Hotel on the right. Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria Image

1960s ; Gertrude St South side near the corner of Brunswick Street.

Gertrude St Sth side near the corner of Brunswick Street.

1960s ; Corner of Brunswick & Gertrude Streets N-West

Corner of Brunswick & Gertrude Streets N-West

Royal Exhibition Building - aerial view looking South-East

Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building - showing oval where Melb Museum now is.

Demolished terraces on Gertrude Street Nth between Nicholson & Fitzroy Streets

Demolished terraces on Gertrude Street north side, between Nicholson & Fitzroy Streets. Thank you very much, City of Yarra council!

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