|When Canning area was first laid out, the
city square was a very fashionable concept.
The trees are very mature now, and some of the houses are getting shabby. Although the garden was replanted a few years ago, it retains a forgotten air. Only in winter, when the plane trees are bare, can you stand near the gazebo in the centre and appreciate the diversity of the surrounding buildings. Despite their scale, the terraces fronting the square are curiously anonymous.
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|The pair of photos below show the
Huskisson side of the square. Fifty years have passed, but the most noticable difference
is the lack of cars. Now, with wider car ownership and six or eight flats in houses this
size, the top end of the street has been closed to traffic, allowing this stretch to be
used as a car park
Some of the larger houses in the area had their own stables at the rear. A few of these survive, and have now been converted into homes.
|I've walked past these houses many times without noticing that an extra storey has been added!|