Located at 132 George Street, on the corner of Kable Street, Windsor, New South Wales, the street level frontage of this building has been modernised, but evidence of the original purpose of the premises may be seen in the mortar and pestle which adorns the parapet of the building. The original facade featured a corner mounted doorway and a double storey verandah supported by cast iron columns with frieze and balustrades. The building constructed by Robert A Pye replaced the photographic studio owned by Thomas Boston which was destroyed by fire in 1883.
FIRE AT WINDSOR, Tuesday. A fire, which soon assumed large dimensions, broke out this morning. about 4 o’clock on premises in George-street, occupied by Mr George Rogers, a draper, the shop being one of three all held under long lease by Mr Thomas Boston, photographer, jeweller, and watchmaker. The fire first communicated to an adjoining shop, occupied by Lewis Barnett, bootmaker, and then to Mr Boston’s own establishment. The flames proceeded apace, and in the course of an hour the whole three places, which wore constructed chiefly of wood and galvanised iron roofs, were consumed.
For pure drugs and chemical, horse and cattle medicines, go to R A Pye, M P S , the leading Pharmacist and surgeon dentist, where you can rely on getting your perscriptions faithfully dispensed.
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