Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Patrick O'Carroll's livery stables were in Hereford Street, Glebe -
Here we go! Looking down Woolley Street from Hereford Street, Glebe - GoogleMapsStreetView - www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.8792797,151.1843857,3a,75y,15...
NB St James Catholic Church, Forest Lodge, Glebe (1877) on left
Streetview shows 'The Abbey' spire, which puzzled me why it is not in this photo. Evidently The Abbey was moved from its original Broadway site in 1920 - sydneyarchitecture.com/GLE/GLE29.htm
I think the date must be 1903 like the St James King Street interior (the incomplete organ), because they both appear in the dual exposure - www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/37069858280/in/da...
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Thank you! It's not apparent from my comments above how I got there.
First - id of Sydney University tower by the see-thru pinnacles, then searching "Carroll's Stables" in Trove, which turned out to be O'Carroll in Hereford Street Glebe - which points the wrong way to see Sydney Uni tower, and has been uptarted out of all recognition. Then tried cross streets until I found St Peters Church on the left in Woolley St; but The Abbey spire was in the way and should be there (hence the reference to the building being moved - I never knew that). Interesting because it is one of those sleuths which fell into place relatively logically, with not too many red herrings. Evidently Bridge Street at the far end was full of highly desirable residences, many of them still there.
So why did Mr Macpherson take at least three photos of this street ? ... ...
Did George Paton, the stonemason, build any houses in this street?
one of his brothers lived at Glebe Point Septimus Wharrie