Fitzroy history: from engineering works to outdoor furniture

Fitzroy history: from engineering works to outdoor furniture

What is now Tait colourful contemporary outdoor furniture was once an engineering provider to the boot and shoe trade, and seemingly a car tyre shop at the same time.

Courtesy of SLV / Committee for Urban Action (CUA) collection / Accession no(s): CUAFY101/5 / photographer: unknown / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1970-1974

Fitzroy history: from feminism to retail

Fitzroy history: from feminism to retail

In a previous post about the Moran and Cato building on the corner of Brunswick and Victoria streets, I compared photos (from the same perspective) from its retail origins, its shabby appearance in the late 1970s and its current revival. The photo below shows the building in the early 1970s at perhaps its least attractive – closed and boarded up after the original grocer business died – but the graffiti is fascinating.…