Historic facade on St Georges Road to become Northwood apartments
Ever wondered what the old facade that’s been propped up on St George’s Road for the past few years is going to be used for?
Construction is still to start of a block of 71 one- and two-bedroom apartments backing onto the Merri Creek trail at the top of Fitzroy North. The building will be seven stories high and is named “Northwood“.
The building was originally the Merri Palais, a theatre and ballroom, I believe, but information is hard to come by. The majority of the Merri Palais was demolished in 2010 with only the facade remaining. The building was then sold in October 2013.
So many beautiful old theatres in Melbourne have been demolished; I would love to have been able to see them in their hey-day.
x Kitten of Doom