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    House on Batman's Hill, c.1840, c. 1840, courtesy of The Ian Potter Museum of Art; The University of Melbourne Art Collection.

Batman Place

Batman Place was a short dead-end laneway leading east off Spencer Street between Flinders Lane and Collins Street. It existed between the 1890s and 1960s, but was not always named. It was named for the Batman's Hotel, and was probably built as a service lane for the same. The Hotel remains, having taken over the bank that once occupied the corner of Collins and Spencer Street, and is now called the Batman's Hill Hotel.

Edwina Byrne

MMBW Detail Plan, 1739, City of Melbourne, image no bw0419, 1895; MMBW Melbourne Sewerage Plans 1890s - 1950s; State Library of Victoria. Details