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Cleve Lane

Cleve Alley, as it was known prior to 1915, is a dead-end lane north from Little Bourke Street between Spencer and King streets. It was likely named for the Cleve brothers, who built a bonded warehouse in Lonsdale Street in 1854, and later expanded the business to the corner of King Street. In 1895, the lane forked to the east, and was bordered by a store, workshops and sheds. The lane borders the former CitiPower Power Station, on the same land that was occupied in 1895 by the Electric Light Works.

Edwina Byrne

'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
MMBW Detail Plan, 737, City of Melbourne, image no bw0417, 1895; MMBW Melbourne Sewerage Plans 1890s - 1950s; State Library of Victoria. Details