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Carsons Place

Carsons Place is a dead-end laneway that leads south from Little Collins Street between Swanston and Elizabeth streets. It was probably named for 'Carson's quality footwear', whose elaborate fa├žade was a feature of the laneway. The lane had previously been called Carson Alley, but was changed to Carson Place in 1884 after John Carson wrote a letter to Melbourne City Council: 'As some of my tenants in Carson Alley Little Collins Street east as well as some of the neighbours are desirous of a change of name to Carson Place will you be so good as to cause this request to be submitted'.

Edwina Byrne

References
'Central Melbourne - Lanes C-D', in Amendment C105 - CBD Laneways Review, City of Melbourne, 2007, http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/info.cfm?top=195&pg=3065&bp=1902&coll=8. Details
Unit 843, no. 6; VPRS 3181/P000, City of Melbourne Town Clerk's Files Series 1; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details

See also

Lanes and Alleys