This c1950 photo shows what was a real estate business building on the corner of Brunswick and Westgarth streets, which became the firefighters’ union building, then more recently a musical instrument shop. It’s currently vacant.

703341047 Fitzroy history - the firefighters union building

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2010.105/314d / photographer: Alan K. Jordan / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1950

fire-fighters-union Fitzroy history - the firefighters union building

Fitzroy history – the firefighters union building

6 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – the firefighters union building

  • 21 December 2015 at 11:00 am
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    What a beautiful building. It looks better without those shitty tags.

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  • 21 December 2015 at 1:36 pm
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    Great old photos and modern day equivalents. I’d suggest the earlier photo of the firefighters building is from 1948 onward, probably 1950s given the FJ holden in Westgarth St and old format phone numbers “JA 5535” than c1970.

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    • 21 December 2015 at 1:39 pm
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      I’m sure you’re right, but there was no other detail in the record for this photo. Does anyone know when the old phone number format changed? That could help set a latest likely date.

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      • 23 December 2015 at 5:03 pm
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        Quick googling seems to show we went to 7 digit numbers in 1960-62 and dispensed with the previously used two letter prefix.

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        • 24 December 2015 at 1:22 am
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          Nice one, thanks. So we can now date the photo from c 1948 – 1960.

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  • 3 May 2016 at 10:07 pm
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    Yes, but old buildings have old signs. People drive old cars. This photo was taken by my father Alan Jordan, so it is in the date range of 1969 to 1972.

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