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About this blog: random thoughts, discoveries, ramblings. Much of this was originally composed as email to a local history mailing list, rather than being written specifically for publishing, so it's a little disjointed. I figured it was better to get it out to everyone else in rough form rather than not at all.

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  [Carlton] Lygon Street: then, and now

06 February 2008, 3:45pm      

I saw a historical image on PROV earlier today, probably from around the mid 1920s to 1930s. Since I was heading into that area I took a current photo from a similar position. The train line, boom gates and overhead wiring are long gone, but the commercial buildings in the background are apparently older than their current facade would suggest...

There is also another image of this location from a different year available at

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