Hill, circa 1900
down Marrickville Road from New Canterbury Road. The balconies and awnings,
supported by nicely detailed posts, serve to visually demarcate the pedestrian
realm from the roadway, an effect lost when cantilevered awnings replaced
the older structures after World War I. Happily, these details survived
in a few places and some have even been recreated in recent years. Note
the elegant gas street light.
The tram network provided excellent service from the city centre even
to a developing suburb like Dulwich Hill, which, at a whole nine kilometres
from the city, was very much on its outskirts.