The photo below from 1980 shows the British United shoe manufacturing company on Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy. Now the building houses a company that sells office products. This example of the changing business landscape is typical in showing a transition from manufacturing to retailing in Fitzroy.

officeold Fitzroy history - from shoes to office products

Courtesy of Fitzroy local history photograph collection / ID: 19049 / photographer: unknown / copyright: Fitzroy library owns image / used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968

officeworks Fitzroy history - from shoes to office products

Fitzroy history – from shoes to office products

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