This 1948 photo shows the Purina grain foods factory on Best St near St. George’s Road, North Fitzroy. The sharp art deco lines contrast with the Victorian terrace next door.

8756 Fitzroy history - from Weeties to shoes to apartments

Courtesy of Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 8756 / photographer: unknown / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1948

By 1980 the building was home to the Cadet Shoe Company.

19053 Fitzroy history - from Weeties to shoes to apartments

Courtesy of Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 19053 / photographer: unknown / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1980

bestst Fitzroy history - from Weeties to shoes to apartments

Now the building is part of an apartment complex that spans several buildings on the street, preserving the factory and the terraces.

Fitzroy history – from Weeties to shoes to apartments

5 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – from Weeties to shoes to apartments

  • 17 July 2010 at 10:55 am
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    It looks great, as does the Victorian monochrome brick patterned terrace which has returned to its original appearance.
    The changed road conditions – helped with road congestion at all or contributed to it?

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  • 18 July 2010 at 11:35 am
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    Like most changed road conditions in the area, I think the outcome has been a negative one,

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    • 18 July 2010 at 11:11 pm
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      In making more space for pedestrians I think the road change is positive.

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  • 8 November 2010 at 2:05 pm
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    You’ve got me wondering when Weeties entered the Uncle Toby’s stable of cereals now…

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