This undated illustration shows what was the Excelsior Building Society and Savings Bank at 433 Brunswick St. It’s now vacant and for lease, having recently been half of what was Brunswick St Cycles.

21186 Fitzroy history - from building society to closed bicycle shop

Courtesy the Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 21186 / artist: unknown / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / date unknown

bscoldbuilding Fitzroy history - from building society to closed bicycle shop

Fitzroy history – from building society to closed bicycle shop

4 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – from building society to closed bicycle shop

  • 21 July 2012 at 9:21 pm
    Permalink

    Originally this was the James Reilly Flour Mill – it’s on the Victorian Heritage Register and is a historic building of State significance – it fills me with joy to see it still standing there every time I do the walk up to Edinburgh Gardens. We Melburnians haven’t been too kind to many of our historic industrial buildings over the years, so this one is a real survivor!

    http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/places/result_detail/66966?print=true

    Reply
  • 22 July 2012 at 9:57 pm
    Permalink

    BSC has closed? I have only been out of Melbourne for 6 weeks and it was there when I last looked – and very good, too! Oh well.

    Reply
  • 8 August 2016 at 8:46 am
    Permalink

    My memory of this building is from when it was owned by Stickland & Sons, originally a coachbuilding firm who later built van and truck bodies on the site before closing in the 1980’s.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *