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This small row of shops was built in early 1933 for joiner and business man Frederick Marsden as a storefront for the joinery works depot he established on the site in 1913. In the 1920s and 1930s Albion experienced period of significant growth and construction of commercial establishments increased as a result. Marsden's shops, designed by architect Edward Thomas Ryan, remain as a good example of interwar shop design and are indicative of the growth of Albion as a commercial centre during the interwar years.


  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as a row of interwar shops constructed during Albion's expansion as a commercial centre that commenced in the 1920s and continued in the 1930s.

  • d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places

    as it is a relatively intact, architect designed, row of interwar shops.

Place details
Marsden's Joinery Works Depot
At 475 Sandgate Road , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Retailing - Shop/s
Event(s): Constructed in 1933
Period(s): Interwar (1919-1939)
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber - Combination
People involved: Architect - Edward Thomas Ryan
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(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)

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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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