I’m not sure if it’s new, but I noticed the other day that the old Brinsmead’s Pharmacy in Ripponlea now has a plaque marking its significance.
When I was a kid, this was still a chemist. Its survival as a chemist for so long, over sixty years, probably helped the original features stay intact.
Nowadays it’s a florist, but still gorgeous inside.
Apart from the period features of the shop itself, the sign painted on the eastern wall (facing a laneway) is also notable.
- Victorian Heritage Database listing
- Research by Richard Paterson shows the building was never run by the Brinsmead family – it seems Frederick Damyon bought the business (and name) from James Brinsmead before this building was built in 1918.
- Lots of good photos of other notable architecture from the surrounding shopping centre, including some from the Pharmacy in the 70s.