The Lygon St Project began in 2011 when an old warehouse (originally a late 19th century theatre) was sold to developers and was about to be demolished. I felt the need to follow and document the changes of this site, but originally had no intention of taking it any further. This was in hindsight quite naive as Lygon St was undergoing a major gentrification process. From a once busy industrial manufacturing hub that supported and grew because of the post-war Italian, Greek (European) migrant families, the area now caters to high-rise apartments that are meant to address the housing shortage. So, the Lygon St project was born and has grown over the past 8 years to include the properties on Lygon St between Brunswick Rd and Albion St.
In that time the project has grown as I realised, I was capturing not only the changing architecture but a cultural snapshot of a bygone era.
My ultimate goal is to one day process the thousand or so files and have then presented as an online historical resource of the north end of Lygon St, as well as donating the archive of photos to the Victorian National Trust for future prosperity.
In the meantime, I will/ need to arrange the photos in order of the address number.....so, please be patient with me!
I would also like to make a request to the public for information and old photos of the area. If you or someone you know has historical information relating to Lygon St before 2011, I would be appreciative of any contributions.
You can contact me via email.
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