I love the writing on our CBD buildings
I’ve wondered for years what a Public Benefit Bootery was:
– all I could find out was that it was a shoe company:
In 1908 The Public Benefit Bootery began to retail fashion shoes. By the 1930s the family run business had three stores in Sydney. They filled an important niche in the market for fashionable yet inexpensive shoes. The company had an unusual pricing policy, all shoes were at first one price of 10 shillings, this was later expanded to two basic price groups.
I’ve never had any idea what this is supposed to say:
Although googling “building called Rocke in Flinders Street” informs me that it’s the Rocke Tompsitt Building.
I was hoping it was short for “rocketship” 😦