A bit of history of the Yorkshire Brewery
(The stable door is the closed arched door seen straight through the open arch – the grey bit I’m referring to is attached on the left side of the stable door and is elevated.)
I wish it was still there now – looks like this picture was taken in 2005; the site has changed significantly since then.
More history relating to the former Yorkshire Brewery and several more images here.
The site notes several important reasons for maintaining this site, including but not limited to:
* as a complex expressive of the first generation of industrial development in the Collingwood area which was noted for its manufacturing activity in the nineteenth century.
* for its architectural detail, including polychrome brick and a mansard roof, the only substantially intact example remaining in Victoria of a feature typically associated with nineteenth century brewing towers
* as an archaeological site which may reveal further evidence of industrial processes, buildings and activities on the site, including the Yorkshire Hotel and other properties owned by John Wood.
Really, more needs to be done to look after this wonderful heritage-listed place.
Also, check out this old photo dating back to 1905-1910, of the Yorkshire Brewery (top left corner) overlooking Victoria Parade.
I would love to be able to travel back in time to see these places as they were then. I’d do it right after I went back to visit the Aztecs for a bit (no, not the band).