Hardware Lane, Melbourne


Hardware Lane, Melbourne

Hardware Lane is a small lane in the Melbourne CBD, Australia.

It runs roughly north-south between Bourke Street and Little Lonsdale Street. Restaurants and ski shops are located on the street, as well as hairdressers. A McDonald's franchise is located at the southern end of the street, with other fast food restaurants.

The lane is closed to traffic and at night live jazz entertains visitors to bars and cafés.

History

Named after Hardware House in the 1920s, Hardware Lane was built on land formerly occupied by Kirk's Horse Bazaar, a horse and livery trading centre built in 1840 by James Bowie Kirk [http://nikkidia.tripod.com/5NewColony.htm] .

Dynon's Building at 63-73 Hardware Lane is a set of four warehouses designed by William Pitt, the designer of some of the finest gothic revival buildings in the city including Princess Theatre.


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