David Jones Store, Bourke Street (Winter 2008)

As reported in Summer 2008, the David Jones (DJs) organisation has provided a lead to other owners of historic city buildings by nominating their three Bourke Street buildings to the Victorian Heritage Register (H2153 and H2154). The buildings are currently undergoing a major revamp to improve the retailing experience, but within the provisions of permits issued by Heritage Victoria. DJs …

Smith Street, Collingwood (Winter 2004)

Another Harry Norris building is under threat! As part of a proposed massive 200-apartment redevelopment in Smith Street, Collingwood, the original Coles Store  No 1 would be demolished. Norris was the architect for the Coles family and was responsible for design of new stores and re-modeling existing stores. ADS is working with the National Trust and the Collingwood Action Group to preserve …