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PostPosted: 05 Jan 2009, 22:52 
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I did a bit of research myself.

The building is called Brooklawn, at 91-97 Fitzroy Street.
The architects could have been Smith & Johnson and constructed in 1882.

Brooklawn has been a private house, the French Consulate and a brothel.
It was probably sometime in the 1950s that shops were built in the front garden.
In the 1990s the shop at No. 91 was reconstructed and became Chronicles bookshop.

Brooklawn has now been converted into apartments.

http://www.skhs.org.au/SKHSbuildings/18.htm

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Hi Collector,

I have been doing the same research and from the St Kilda historical society.

I am pretty sure its behind McNicks Cafe and Bar.

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And this is it from the back. I drove past on my way home and I was hoping it would look great but pretty generic now. I would love to see the front of it but I guess you would have to get to the back of the shop.

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Mimi wrote:
Hi Collector,

I have been doing the same research and from the St Kilda historical society.

I am pretty sure its behind McNicks Cafe and Bar.

Thanks for the effort! :D

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The Collector wrote:
^^
I did a bit of research myself.

The building is called Brooklawn, at 91-97 Fitzroy Street.
The architects could have been Smith & Johnson and constructed in 1882.

Brooklawn has been a private house, the French Consulate and a brothel.
It was probably sometime in the 1950s that shops were built in the front garden.
In the 1990s the shop at No. 91 was reconstructed and became Chronicles bookshop.

Brooklawn has now been converted into apartments.

http://www.skhs.org.au/SKHSbuildings/18.htm


On closer inspection, Brooklawn is at 91-97 Fitzroy as you mentioned which is the lovely grey building and then at 85-87 was The Villa and these are the photo's I have posted. I have seen that some of Brooklawn is now Brooklawn Mansions Bed & Breakfast Residence 5, 95 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, VIC 3182...interesting. :D

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With regard to Wicklcliffe House -

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I just found this photo of St Kilda from the pier (taken in 1891) and am sure the house in the background on the left is Wickcliffe House:

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