I was waiting for R who was at his doctor's surgery in South Melbourne. I took a wander and more photos later will come later.
What is this building then?
It's named Finn Barr and was built in 1885 for a (very successful!) doctor and designed by architect Frederick de Garis. I am not familiar with him at all. It is terribly impressive for a once private house.
I believe it has been divided in two, with the right hand side being a private residence and the left hand side a commercial premise.
Was it that long ago when I took the photo? The tree had no leaves and we are now a month away from summer. Of course someone had taken a much better photo than I did.
I wonder what these clips were for?
That is one very large bottom step but to have shallower steps, the steps would intrude too far into the lane and be a hazard to cars.
This fallen bollard protected the rear corner of the building...quite successfully it seems.
Two original looking entrances? Two entrances to one house? That doesn't make much sense.