8-10 Spring St, Fitzroy (Harrison Cordials)

“Started as a small ginger beer factory on this site in 1866 by Robert Harrison, the factory expanded into one of the largest and longest surviving Fitzroy cordial factories, producing a wide range of cordials, aerated waters and mineral waters. The firm was still operating as R. Harrison Pty. Ltd. well into the 1950s. The bi-chrome brick buildings on the south east corner of Spring and Argyle Streets. are perhaps the most impressive factory in Fitzroy and was classified on the Historic Buildings Register.” Lina Favrin – Yarra Past Port

Image held by Fitzroy Library. Two women going to work pass by Harrison Cordials (also known as Harrison’s Aerated Waters) in Spring street, Fitzroy. Photo is c.1870
Harrison’s Cordial Factory & Stables, 8-12 Spring Street – Fitzroy Industrial Walk
Image from Google Images Jan 2021
This photo is interesting, you can still briefly see the ‘AERATED WATERS & C’ under the newer title that was added later. Image from Google Images Jan 2021

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