Brinsmead’s Pharmacy

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On a recent visit to Melbourne I came across the incredibly well-preserved heritage listed interior of Brinsmead’s Pharmacy in Ripponlea. It is heart warming to know, that in our disposable society, somethings stand the ravages of time.

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Built in 1918 by Frederick Damyon, it is a fine example of highly detailed Edwardian style shopfront and interior cabinetry. How did it manage to be preserved and un-butchered? Well, the present owner leased the building in 1938 and then acquired it in 1958.

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The elliptical stained glass dome over the counter is quite a unique detail. There are four other spherical domes as well.

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I bought some flowers for my dear friend I was on my way to visit.

Photos by Justin Condon

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