The Fitzroy Cricket Ground Grandstand was constructed in 1888 to the design of the architects N Billing and Son. It is of typical nineteenth century form with central divided entry stair emphasised by a small pediment and restrained use of cast iron for balustrading. The ground, usually known as the 'Brunswick Street Oval', was the home of the Fitzroy Football Club until 1966.
How is it significant?
The Fitzroy Cricket Ground Grandstand is of architectural and historical significance to the State of Victoria.
Why is it Significant?
The Fitzroy Cricket Ground Grandstand is of architectural significance as a fine example of a 19th century timber grandstand at a major sports venue. It is of typical 19th century form with central divided entry stair emphasised by a small pediment and restrained use of cast iron for balustrading only. Grandstands were a spectacular feature of nineteenth century recreation but generally were demolished or severely altered. The Fitzroy Cricket Ground Grandstand therefore stands as one of the most important of a now small group of survivors.
The Fitzroy Cricket Ground Grandstand is of historical significance as possibly the oldest and most intact nineteenth century grandstand in the metropolitan area and for its enduring association over many years with inner metropolitan football and cricket, one of the few associated structures to have survived relatively intact. The Cricket Ground was the home of the now-defunct Fitzroy Football Club until 1966 and stands as an important reminder of the contribution made by Fitzroy to the history of Australian football in Victoria.
Old Colonists Homes
Former North Fitzroy Post Office
Former North Fitzroy Electric Railway Substation
Former United Kingdom Hotel
Fitzroy Cricket Ground Grandstand
Porter Prefabricated Iron Store