Photo below also includes 188-198 Johnston St.
Former Union Bank, constructed in 1887 to the design of architects Inskip and Robertson. An excellent example of an intact boom style, high Victorian bank. In this top photo the bank is on the left of the image and in the once below that, you can see it also just in the very left behindContinue reading “165-167 Smith St, Fitzroy (Union Bank)”
The focus of this post is on 63 Condell Street, which is the middle darker coloured house (in the top photo) which then becomes the light blue house in the bottom photo.
More research to be done. More research to be done.
This is the site of the former Foy and Gibson’s Department Store. “Mark Foy opened a drapery store on this site on Smith Street in 1870. Foy modelled his store after the luxurious Parisian department store Le Bon Marche, and this exotic, modern style of shopping helped fuel the success of the business. In 1883,Continue reading “145-163 Smith Street, Fitzroy”
The below photo is taken from the corner of the back lane beside 189 Kerr Street, looking east towards Smith St.
The British United Shoe Manufacturing Company, Alexandra Parade, now Officeworks, you can see how they have closed up all the windows on the Smith St and Alexandra Pde sides.
This building sits on the corner of Rose Street and Brunswick Street and is now the legendary Vegie Bar. Behind it you can see Transformer, and they use the same typeset today on the front of the building.
The Melbourne Dolls Pram Company
G. Dickens & Co, Painters, Plumbers and Paperhangers. Research yet to be done.