Original post 26 February 2020 Not ashamed to admit it - I love these guys ! The name just adds to my already high delight level. Built 1909 for Richmond Theobald, tea merchant. #BridgeRoadRichmond. #TheobaldsBuildings. Very similar to a pair in Brunswick St, filed under #TallEdwardianShopfront
Original post 25 February 2020 The Stanford Block, Bridge Road, Richmond; almost certainly 1880s, and largely untouched, not painted, not even one, maybe single owner until the 80s ? Nice #polychromebrick, even still has its knobs. Only thing is one set of windows partly bricked in, but easily reversible. Thought these might be by #JohnBeswicke, … Continue reading Stanford Block, Richmond, 1880s
Original post 19 February 2020 Photo 16 November 2019 I wonder if a window has been filled in (I think I can see a vague outline) and what if anything was exchanged here ? #AlbertParkVillage. And here's proof from an insta follower :
#FabulousFacade to a shop in #ChapelStreetPrahran, so vertical and spiky, with lashings of #ArtNouveau; sadly some of the (red?) tiles falling off, the rest painted out beige. Can’t find much about it, but looks c1910; in 1905-8 there was an #OysterSaloon, raided for gambling, and for “horribly offensive” oysters (!), then by 1912 it was … Continue reading Tallest shop top in Melbourne ?