Sometimes a casual comment on a post can lead me to action.
During Covid lock down I got into the habit of an afternoon walk for maybe ninety minutes with a take away coffee stop along the way, an iso (isolation) walk. I haven't maintained the walking but every normal afternoon I get out and about which does involve walking. Sometimes I struggle to think where I would like to go but the comment I am referring to was a stimulus no brainer for me and it turned out to be rather interesting.
So, let us take a look at Merton Place. It is a short street in the inner southern suburb Albert Park running between Richardson Street and Merton Street. It has a dog leg at one end. I was specifically looking for a single storey house, they all are, with a tin roof. That only eliminated one.
This is unusual for Australia. While there is the standard council street name on a post, this original street sign is mounted on a house and has been protected.
Across the street is number 1.
3, 5, 7 & 9
9 & 11.
Back on the other side, 12 just sold, 10 & 8.
14 & 16. 16 has a tiled roof but that could be recent. Write off 18 as it has an old concrete tile roof.
As you can see, 11 is very hard to see and sits beside another nightsoil lane now called Rankin Lane.
The next two photos show the street dogleg. While the houses after the dogleg look newish, they are not. The are just extended houses from older times, and have a Richardson Street address.