Created By: Helen Hickey
*NB. You can use the lights at Exhibition St and Lonsdale St. if more comfortable.
Cohen Place is a delisted Heritage Inventory site: it joins Smythe Lane. Look left as you walk along Cohen Place to see an intact, original bluestone laneway (Smythe Lane, no signpost). Compare those awkward cobblestones with the smoothed ones of Cohen Place. Turn around to view the “Love Your Laneways” sign on the corner of Cohen Place and Smythe Lane. In 2002, Cohen Place and Smythe Lane hosted the art installation ‘Duty and Desire–The Lives, Loves and Music of the Chinns of Cohen Place and Smythe Place’, created by David Williams and Carol Porter as part of the City of Melbourne’s Laneway Commissions 2001-2002. You are now entering Melbourne’s Chinatown. The Chinese Museum is on your left.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Screening Melbourne Laneway Walk