95 Webb Street, Fitzroy

This site is now a factory – I am not sure what it is currently being used as following the completion of the development at Greeves street (advertised on the window).

Google Image – July 2019

Back in 1903-1905 this was the location of Mr H J Davis, Engraver and Etcher. He was born in Victoria in 1862 and after completing school he was apprenticed to Mr Matthew Ladd, a well-known engraver in Melbourne, for a term of five years, and remained with him for a for a further three. “In 1886 Mr Davis established his present business in Webb Street, Fitzroy, where he has carried on successfully ever since. He makes a specialty of the engraving of door-plates and name-plates for coffins and executes orders in every branch of the business, all of which are carried out with that attention to detail and artistic finish which he is justly celebrated.” He played a keen role in community and the Collins Street Congregational Church. (The Cyclopedia of Victoria, 1903-1905, Vol. 2, p.168-169).

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