Hardware Lane, Melbourne

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Hardware Lane

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 between 11am-11pm and at night live jazz entertains visitors to bars and cafés.

History[edit]

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[1].

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.

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 37°48′51″S 144°57′41.5″E / 37.81417°S 144.961528°E / -37.81417; 144.961528