The 10 Collective recruitment agency recently wrote about moving into the building at 141-145 Brunswick St, which houses the Fitzroy and Carlton Community Credit Cooperative on the ground floor, and they summarise the history of the building.

They also linked to a panoramic drawing looking north over East Melbourne, Fitzroy and Collingwood from the point of view from the roof of St Patrick’s Cathedral. The panoramic drawing details 8 significant Fitzroy buildings, including their building, which originally was a shop combining drapery, carpets and clothing.

A detail from the drawing showing the building is below, followed by a photo of the building as it is now.

creditagency Fitzroy history - from draper to bank

Courtesy the SLV / ID: H4634 / artist: F W Niven / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1889

creditagencynow Fitzroy history - from draper to bank

Fitzroy history – from draper to bank

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  • 15 April 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Hey Brian,

    Did you know that the building is being updated? And hopes to pay homage to its original features? And, a wonderful huge banner was found in the building attic with the Charles A Pearce signage on it?!

    And, the artist / illustrator Boyd Synott is doing some work on the back alley where 10c is!

    I feel really excited by that side of Brunswick St at the moment.

    Anyway, hope you’re well – cheerio x



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