I recently took a stroll in the back streets of South Yarra, just east of Chapel Street to be precise. I was gobsmacked at the redevelopment of what was a light industrial area along with streets of cottages.
South Yarra was not always the upmarket area it now is. The Jam Factory was actually a jam factory and across the railway line was an abattoir. The soon to be demolished Capitol Bakeries was a bakery, and before that a cable tram engine house. Now medium rise and high rise apartment towers have or are being built. Bars are starting to open and the Chapel Street cafes are spreading into the side streets.
A bit of a ho hum photo, but you can see what has been happening in the back streets of South Yarra.
This house has decided it is not going away, in spite of the attempt at intimidation by the neighbouring buildings.
This is the childhood home of a lady who has and has published her memories at the City of Stonnington website. The house is larger than I thought. I never noticed the street gate when I took the photo. Why is that there?