R used to live in Cowderoy Street, in the same block of apartments where our Hairdresser Friend now lives. She rents and has lived in three different apartments there in the period of well over a decade. Opposite her building is the now empty, deserted and decaying Beaconsfield Hotel. You can bet developers have their eyes on that site.
'The Beak' for a period had a gay night, Wednesday night, I think. We had a few very good nights there. However, it is more famous for being the hotel where the late cricketer David Hookes had been drinking, and after being punched by a bouncer (guard), he fell and hit his head on the pavement outside and died in hospital the next day. The bouncer was later found not guilty of manslaughter.
I think R and I had been for a beachside brunch and as we walked back along Cowderoy Street to the car parked in Park Street we noticed this rather nice block of apartments. I like it heaps.
I'd put money on those lights at the entrance being the originals.
Not so sure about the balcony lights, but at least every apartment balcony has the same and they probably are of the right period.