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Meyers Place

Meyers Place connects Little Collins and Bourke Streets between Exhibition and Spring streets. It was formerly known as Nicholas Lane. In 1860 Nicholas Lane housed businesses run by a house and sign painter, wood carver and galvanized iron and zinc worker. By 1891, it was home to many residents, as well as refreshment rooms, two tobacconists, a pawnbroker and a post and telegraph office.

On 25 October 1892 Assistant Inspector of Nuisances Edward Thunderbolt wrote to the City's Inspector of Nuisances John Fullerton, requesting a summons against James Harris, a resident of Little Collins Street, for throwing rubbish into Nicholas Lane, contrary to by-law.

During the twentieth century, the Peter's American Delicacy Company was located in Meyers Place.

Patricia Mcmullan

Sands & McDougall’s commercial and general Melbourne directory, Sands & McDougall, Melbourne, 1860. Details
Sands & McDougall's commercial and general Melbourne directory, Sands & McDougall, Melbourne, 1891. Details
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Unit 675, no. 4100; VPRS 3181/P000, City of Melbourne Town Clerk's Files Series 1; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details