The history of the Jam Factory Shopping centre
If you find history fascinating, book your executive accommodation in South Yarra today and explore the amazing and rich history of the Jam Factory Shopping centre. This shopping complex was opened in 1858 and was originally the Victorian Brewery.
The building was valued at 150 pounds at this time and it housed a man called Albert Terry and his family. Fast forward to 1876 and the Victorian Brewery closed down. It was sold with a massive profit to Robert Wright and Robert Payne who re-opened it as the Victorian Preserving Company. Only four years later, the building became known as the Red Cross preserving company.
Fifteen years later in 1895, the building was again sold, and this time to a Mr William Peacock. It became the OK Jam Co and not long after, it was bought up by Henry Jones who started the renowned IXL brand. When he passed away the building was put in the hands of Achalen Palfreyman, in 1926. The original cottages on the land (which dated back to the 1850s) were knocked down and a store was built in their place.
In the 1950s, jam wasn't exactly the most flourishing industry, and by the time Achalen Palfreyman passed away in 1967, jam production was coming to grinding halt and ceased production in 1970.
In 1979 the Jam Factory Shopping centre was opened after development costs of twenty million dollars. The bright and colourful shopping centre now houses cinemas, restaurants, fashion stores and cafes. Book your executive accommodation in South Yarraand experience the amazing history of this beautiful shopping complex.
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