Basic Site Details

Name: Mr Jones' new shops
City or county: Melbourne
Country: Australia
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Notes: Advertiser 10/9/87

MR. JONES' NEW SHOPS. The new shops just completed on the Racecourse road, to the order of Mr. W. H~Jones; is a credit to the district, a The two shops are erected on land having a frontage of 33ft., by a depth of.701., and are built in the most" substantial and workmanlike manner, reflecting great praise on the contractors,, Messrs Tate and Davis, who have evidently done their utmost to give satisfaction. They are two stories high, and the design is 'exceedingly neat and attractive. The corner shop, occupied by Mrs. l. P..p Messent, draper, is'16ft. Gin. wide,'and 35ft. deep while the other,:which has been taken up by Mrs. Syers for a fancy repository etc., is 14it. wide by 35ft. deep. Each shop has six good rooms, bath, pantry, and scullery, and in fact everything, that forethought could devise has been done to make them convenient and comfortable. The front has been treated in a classic style, the pilasters and corners being cemented, while the space between is colored red and neatly tuck pointed, the contrast being very pleasing and effective. Mrs Messent's window has 28ft. of plate glass and is 12ft. high and the other window is 12ft by 8ft. The cost of the buildings was 1600, and from their fine appearance, one would imagine they cost much more. Mr. A. E. Duguid who was the architect and is entitled to every commendation fort he excellence of his design and for the satisfactory manner in which the whole work has been completed.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Racecourse Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1September 1887 Completion 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Alexander Eliezer (or Eleazer) DuguidJoinerA1887  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Jones, Mr 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1North Melbourne Advertiser10 September 1998   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of M KennyInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent April 2012