This c1894 photo shows the business of Alex Maconachie, slater and tile importer, on the north east corner of Johnston and Spring streets. A much larger building containing a gym is now located on the corner. I matched the photos by the semicircular detail on the side wall of the terrace house on the far left.

18039 Fitzroy history - from tiles to gym

Courtesy the Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 18039 / artist: unknown / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1894

goodlifegym Fitzroy history - from tiles to gym

Fitzroy history – from tiles to gym

3 thoughts on “Fitzroy history – from tiles to gym

  • 15 July 2013 at 2:26 am

    Ha. You’ve also matched the old wooden cart with a modern shopping trolley. Seems some habits never change.

  • 15 July 2013 at 8:29 pm

    ha, I think I like the olden days view better!


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