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    Olivers Lane (off Flinders Lane) showing condition of lane after the fire which gutted Harrisons Modes in June, 1962., courtesy of City of Melbourne.

Oliver Lane

Oliver Lane connects Flinders Street to Flinders Lane between Russell and Exhibition streets. In the 1890s, David Mitchell's builder's yard and the Duke of Wellington Hotel were located in Oliver Lane. In 1891, there was also a builder, boot importer and job warehousemen company in the lane. Weston Bate notes that there was an abundance of clothing, fabrics and materials, which coloured and cluttered the laneway.

Patricia Mcmullan

Sands & McDougall's commercial and general Melbourne directory, Sands & McDougall, Melbourne, 1891. Details
Bate, Weston, Essential but unplanned: The story of Melbourne's lanes, State Library of Victoria and the City of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1994. Details