Old Mark Fioy's building, Sydney

adam pearson


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I do not know what this building is now used for, but clearly it was a Mark Foy’s building. This was a grand department store, opening in 1885, but crawling to a close in 1983. Its terrace used to be the place for ladies to sit and have afternoon tea in the city.

“Mark Foy’s massive new store, mentioned above, was opened in 1908. Known as ‘The Piazza’ and designed by architects McCredie & Anderson, the two-story store with turreted mansard roof was partly modeled on the grand Bon Marche department store in Paris. Business was so brisk that another new building was erected in 1913 on the eastern side of Liverpool and Elizabeth Streets to house the furniture and carpet departments, and then one year later yet another building was constructed nearby in Elizabeth Street for ironmongery and hardware. A knitting factory and bulk store were erected in Goulburn Street in 1920 and the ‘Target’ woollen mill was established in Mascot in 1921. Finally, architects Ross & Rowe made considerable extensions to the main store in 1927-30, creating a six-storey building but keeping the style sympathetic to the original.”


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