By Lyn Collingwood, Bulletin 8/2023, October
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Wayne Carveth and Mary Jane Hogan recognised the St Johns Road buildings near its corner with Ross Street. Mary Jane detailed their current occupants: Marli Rose Hairdressing on the corner with the Pain De Sucre cafe next door. The building with the crenellated front has been demolished and replaced with a modern one containing the offices of real estate agent BresicWhitney, the Westeros convenience store and Pizza Da Noi.
Both readers thought the picture dated from the 1970s, but according to City of Sydney Archives the photo was taken by Alan Dunstan in October 1987. Mary Jane: “Makes you remember how run down Glebe used to be!” Wayne: “It’s hard to believe and I can’t remember that they were as shabby as that. Thank heavens the corner buildings at least were saved.”