277-281 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Moran & Cato)

“Moran and Cato was Australia’s best known national grocery chain during the late 19th and early 20th century, and it had its origins in Carlton and Fitzroy. The business was established by Thomas Moran, who partnered with his cousin Frederick Cato in 1881 to run two local grocery stores on Lygon and Brunswick Streets; byContinue reading “277-281 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Moran & Cato)”

433 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Such a lovely building now a charity shop, it was originally James Reilly’s Flour Mill. Erected in 1869, the Mill was owned by Robert Swan, but called James Reilly Flour Mill, and is believed to be the oldest industrial building in Fitzroy that still stands today. Originally, the street address was 375 Brunswick Street priorContinue reading “433 Brunswick St, Fitzroy”