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Corrs Lane

Corrs Lane leads north from Little Bourke Street between Russell and Exhibition streets, before hooking eastwards and terminating as a dead-end. A narrow pedestrian walkway allows access to Lonsdale Street from the laneway. In 1895, it contained Alcock's Timber Yard and Alcock's manufactory, makers of billiard tables. The 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works maps for the area also document the 'remains of a brick house' in the lane. In 2008, Corrs Lane contained the mix of business typical of Chinatown's lanes. It bordered the Saville-on-Russell hotel and a car park, as well as the FAD art gallery and bar and a Japanese restaurant.

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Sands & McDougall’s commercial and general Melbourne directory, Sands & McDougall, Melbourne, 1895. Details
MMBW Detail Plan, 1014, City of Melbourne, image no bw0005, 1895; MMBW Melbourne Sewerage Plans 1890s - 1950s; State Library of Victoria. Details