103-105 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Initially located at 93 & 95 Smith Street, prior to the streets being renumbered. The Brooks Building was built in 1885 and consists of a pretty double fronted shop.

This was the location in 31 December 1885 of The Fitzroy Furnishing Co, located in the Brooks Building. It advertises carpet, pianos, organs, iron bedsteads, cots and bedding. (The Fitzroy City Press, 31 Dec 1885).

Image from the Fitzroy City Press in 1885
Google Image July 2019
Image held by Fitzroy Library. The steps lead to the furniture retailer, William Brooks. He operated a palatial establishment in Smith Street which included an arcade and tea rooms. Photo by Don Whyte 1986

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