.. has been applied to 245 Collins St, next door to Newspaper House. I don't know much about the origins of the building, I would guess it dates to the 1910s or roundabouts. I also recall before the paint was applied there were some funny sketchy paintings on the side of the building, I'm sure I have a photo but I can't find it.
Before (clearly I was actually taking a photo of newspaper house, ignoring its shabby next door neighbour):
And a last picture that shows how the vibrant green of the tiles now 'pops out', pity about the ugly awning though.
In the early/mid 70's that building was The House Of Merivale & Mr.John (Hemmes) and I would guess that's when it went pink.ReplyDelete
Later (78-80)it was an Ian or John Morrey hair salon (and Tammy Fraser was a client - I used to work in Newspaper House and saw her arrive more than once) and this salon is connected to The Boys Next Door getting their first gig. Strange but true.