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Fitzroy history – from softdrink factory to sculpture foundry


This undated photo shows a view of Spring St facing southeast, with the focus on the former Harrison softdrink factory on the corner of Spring and Argyle streets. Read more about the building’s history via Heritage Victoria (655kb pdf) and a 1900 article from the Fitzroy City Press about the factory’s operations at that time (Friday 19 October 1900).

Courtesy the Fitzroy local history collection / ID: 21163 / photographer: unknown / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / date unknown c1950s

It is now the Meridian sculpture foundry.

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