490 Spencer Street

490 Spencer Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
State Library of Victoria
Also known as H. Lawrence Fruit Shop Source: name on original building from the old 1885 photo
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1885

Mr. Henry Lawrence operated a fruit shop on this site.

Melbourne Council re numbered the streets around 1889, prior to that this address was know as 110 Spencer Street, but today is known as 490 Spencer Street.

Shows front of Henry Lawrence, fruiterer at 110 Spencer St., West Melbourne. Two children are outside the shop. A man and a woman stand in the doorway to 112 Spencer St. The man wears a white apron. A two-wheeled cart is in an alley-way to the right.

Photograph was a gift to the State Library of Victoria by Mr Tony Maskill , 1984.

source: State Library of Victoria

Land Details

1. 1895 MMBW map, source: http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au

2. Compiled Crown Record Plan, source: http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au

3. First crown land purchaser was Robert Patterson, lot 1 & lot 20 of section 51.

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Social History

1889 Henry Seabrook operated a shop on this site known as 490 Spencer Street West Melbourne.

source: Council Rate book, PROV


1888 Henry Seabrook operated a shop on this site in Spencer Street West Melbourne.

source: Council Rate book, PROV


1887 Richard Bear operated a shop here.

source: Council Rate book, PROV


1886 Henry Lawrence operated a fruit shop on this site, it was next door to shop number 112 Spencer Street West Melbourne on the council rate book record.

source: Council Rate book, PROV


1885 Henry Lawrence operated a fruit shop on this site in Spencer Street West Melbourne.

source: Council Rate book, PROV



Context and Streetscape

Precinct
The current property resides within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
source: https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/history-city-of-melbourne.pdf
historical map source: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/maps/maps-melbourne-city-suburbs

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