Original post 30 March 2020
Ridiculously elaborate shop-top in #GreyStreetStKilda; don’t know much except it’s clearly a #landboom period thing 1888-1891 I’d guess. FTBower hay and feed and firewood business was here 1895-6, and the house above for rent 1894, so maybe it was built 1891-2, then remained empty for a while ? Bower morphed into a real estate agent by 1901, and it was still one until recently – @WhitingCo have been there since at least the 80s, until two years ago when they moved round the corner. RE agents seemed to stay out for a long time !