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    Old Fire Tower Little Bourke St. St. Patrick’s Lane, 20 August 1961, by John T. Collins, courtesy of State Library of Victoria.

St Patricks Alley

Located between William and Queen streets, St Patricks Alley extends south from Little Bourke Street. It was named pre-1856 after St Patrick's Hall in Little Bourke Street, which hosted Victoria's first Legislative Council from 1851 to 1856. In 1860, John Quinn ran a boarding house on St Patricks Alley.

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Sands & McDougall’s commercial and general Melbourne directory, Sands & McDougall, Melbourne, 1860. Details
'Central Melbourne: Lanes S-Z', 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
Bate, Weston, Essential but unplanned: The story of Melbourne's lanes, State Library of Victoria and the City of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1994. Details