Sketching Brunswick Street, Fitzroy: Victorian grandeur gives way to tough times for Fitzroy
Fitzroy Library Exhibition 13 Nov 2020 to 31 Jan 2021: Display Case 5
Fitzroy has been a place of constant change. The pink building crowned by birds in my drawing is almost unrecognisable unless you spot it next to Davies Drapers shop in 1861. I could see cracks which suggested a shapely curve over the windows when I was sketching, but couldn’t imagine what was missing. Sadly the beautiful draper’s shop on the corner has been torn down. What a loss.
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