104 Young Street, Fitzroy

This location was demolished for the Atherton Reserve, but back in 1903 it was the location of G. Scott and Son, Engineers. G. Scott, Senior commenced as an “engineer pioneer of the silk flour-dressing machines, gas engine, and jewellers’ gold-rolling machinery in Victoria, and the firm has always been noted for the superiority of goods turned out of the workshops… J. and G. Scott, jun., who have succeeded their father in the control of the business, were born in Fitzroy, and learnt their trade in the workshop of their father… A special feature is made of the manufacture of gas engines, for which there is a large demand from all parts of the States. Outside business Mr. G. Scott is decidedly a man of many parts. He is one of the most successful horticulturists in Victoria, having carried off no less than 300 prizes at various shows; an artist of no mean repute and as a sportsman is reckoned one of our best field shots. He is a member of the Fitzroy Sketching Club, as also of the Fitzroy Football and Cricket Clubs, and has done much towards promoting the social welfare of the district in which he has resided all his life.” (The Cyclopedia, 1903-1905, Vol 1, p.586)

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