Carroll Street sits between Canning Street, also named after an Irish politician, George Canning and Erskine Street, said to have been named after Thomas Erskine known as the “Advocate of All” for his contribution as a Lawyer and later politician.
North Melbourne did well to sandwich Carroll Street between Canning and Erskine streets — symbols of Politics balanced on Law.
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source: (1) North Melbourne Advertiser, 4th May 1875 page 2. (2) Men of Hotham, author Heather McKay, publisher Hotham History Project, page 22.
Previous Address 1 Carroll Street (before 1889)
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Builder brothers James, John & Albert Thurgood