MOC - 1950's Australian Suburban Street
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:23 AM
A bank and milk bar will follow and perhaps a garage as well....we will see how the money flows...so far it's cost over 100 bucks on the new building....stickers, interior and tiling to come over the next week.
Comments welcome, suggestions too.
Keep watching !
Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:35 PM
Now the unsigned building is what they call in the USA a five and dime store, in Oz they were either a Coles or Woolworths (no, not F.W. neither).
I've dug up an image to show you what a Coles store looked like in the 1950's.
Sadly due to copyright issues....I can only provide a link....Coles Store Northam WA 1953
Though that is a corner building you can get some idea what is happening.
Keep watching....hopefully more tomorrow.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:09 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:47 PM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:57 PM
The hardware looks fantastic! Well done!
Thanks 'SwissBrick' for your comments.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:20 PM
Edited by BrickBox, 17 February 2012 - 10:22 PM.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:07 PM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:46 PM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:28 PM
I'm starting work on designing the interior of the store at the moment, require extra supplies to complete it.....though I have cups and plates, hair brushes and tools including oil cans. A spark of genius, I have designed a new design for an old cash register.....you'll have to wait and see it.
Updating with fresh photos tomorrow.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:47 AM
Sooner or later I will have to print some stickers for my city, 1st step buy a printer!
Shop fittings will be done tomorrow, so will the flooring and I hope for the stickering to go around the tops of the front windows.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:58 PM
Reminds me of my early days in brisbane.
Ideas, suggestions, feel free to comment.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:54 PM
In the 50s and 60s in Brisbane at the top of Queen St, there was a 3 story bank built from stone on the corner.
Next to it was Chemist Roush where you could go to get what you wanted from the pharmacy. The best part of that shop was the milk bar along one side; real malted milk in an aluminium cylinder. Aaaahhhh! Memories.
Down the street was Coles in a 3 story building. On the 2nd floor was the cafeteria where, as kids. our favourite treat was a meat pie and 3 vegetables on a plate.
Of course this was in the middle of the big smoke; not a small town like the one you're building [tongue firmly in cheek].
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