Surry Hills 46: Marlborough Street 1

Three photos taken today on my way to Coles! The part of Marlborough Street I walked down runs from Lansdowne Street to Cleveland Street. The first photo comes with a story.

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This house on the corner of Lansdowne and Marlborough was requested: see this comment.

My ggg grandfather lived at 25 Lansdown St, Surry Hills in the 1870-1880s. Life was tough – he was a carpenter and declared insolvent in 1880. His first wife died in 1877 as did his youngest son, aged 6 weeks. Another son died in 1880 aged 10 years, and a daughter in 1890 aged 16 years. Do you have any pictures of 25 Lansdown Street please?

On the opposite corner:

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And the backyard wall going down Marlborough Street:

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Original photos by Neil Whitfield 2008.

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