North Melbourne is a large inner city suburb of Melbourne, 2 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district. It is bounded by the CityLink freeway to the west, Victoria Street to the south, O'Connell and Peel Streets to the east and Flemington Road to the north. At the 2006 Census, North Melbourne had a population of 9,962.
Formerly known as Hotham, it was a working class area and was one of the first towns in Victoria to be granted municipal status. Today it continues to undergo gentrification, noted for its Victorian architecture, cosmopolitan demographic, commercial and older industrial areas. The rows of late 19th century terrace houses shown here were photographed around Dryburgh, Canning and Abbotsford Sts. The ornate iron lacework is a prominent feature of most Victorian terrace houses.
This post is part of Pat's Things in a Row meme.