The recent opening of fashion shop Neuw has inspired this post, as I had already found a historical photo of their premises on Smith St (on the corner of Webb St), which was originally constructed in 1887 as the Union bank. Neuw has featured in Style Melbourne, Broadsheet and Fashion rebel. Here’s another view of the former Union bank building.

jc005498 Fitzroy history - from Union bank to Neuw fashion

Courtesy of J.T. Collins Collection, La Trobe Picture Collection, SLV / ID: H95.200/1587 / photographer: John T. Collins / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1982

neuw Fitzroy history - from Union bank to Neuw fashion

Fitzroy history – from Union bank to Neuw fashion

3 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – from Union bank to Neuw fashion

  • 5 January 2011 at 12:22 pm
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    I was glad to see something in this building finally, it has been so shabby for so long, which is a shame as it is one of the grander buildings on Smith St.

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  • 7 January 2011 at 1:06 pm
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    It’s only a pop up store and will be gone in a few weeks. Hopefully
    Something else moves in.

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  • 14 November 2011 at 10:00 pm
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    I remember that it was once the premises of the local TAB before it moved across the road.

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