The Argus, Melbourne, Tuesday 30th September1873, page 8.
“FOR SALE, or To Let, No. 10 Collins-street east. Ferguson and Urie, Curzon-street, Hotham”.
This is one of the earliest indications that the Ferguson & Urie company had premises in Collins street. The Company didn’t end up selling the premises at address 10 Collins street and ten years later, in 1884, they decided to erect a seven story building which would become their main business headquarters.
20-03-1884: Ferguson & Urie building facade approved to be made of Hydraulic Freestone.
22-08-1884 : Ferguson & Urie’s new premises.
19-08-1889: Sale of the Ferguson & Urie building in Collins Street
14-11-1899: The Auction of 283 Collins Street.
21-02-1901: The Citizens Life Assurance Company purchases the building.
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