Sunday, May 13, 2007

Ta-da! Here's the first installment of the much-awaited latest nerdy Marrickvillia project. Richard and I have got a whole lot of old photos of places in Marrickville and we're taking new pics of the same spots.

These "workmen's homes" were built in The Warren, probably in the early 1920s. The Warren is the bit of South Marrickville from Warren Road down to the Cooks River. In the 1800s it was the location of Thomas Holt's massive Neo Gothic mansion ("The Warren"), complete with a park stocked with deer. Many of the modest homes in the area have bits of the original mansion's sandstone in their foundations.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

These photos are great. Thanks.

elsewhere said...

Hmmm. so when was there a nuclear holocaust in marrickwille?

David said...

more please

R.H. said...

I'd like to have been an archaeologist, fossiking around the past two hundred years. I'm morbid, a Peeping Tom, stalking the dead.