The wool store was situated in Macquarie St, and completed in 1926. Here is a photo of the wool store taken in 1928, showing carriers of the day (some motorised, some horse-drawn) loaded with wool outside it. There is an Australian flag flying proudly on the flagpole. Click on the photo to see a larger image.(Photo: State Library of Queensland, John Oxley Library; #167372)
And here is a picture of some US Navy subs berthed at the wharf in front of this building during the WWII - unfortunately quite low resolution, but it gives you the idea. At the top edge of this image, you can just see the Australian Estates wool store.(Photo: Courtesy www.ozatwar.com)
In later years, this building became a very large retail furniture store. Then, when the gentrification of the Teneriffe precinct began, it was converted to apartments, and once again following the New York lead, they were named Saratoga Apartments. This is the way they look now.(Photo: © 2009 the foto fanatic)
I have been able to include some modern motor vehicles for comparison, but alas, no horse-drawn vehicles were available when I took this picture! I would suggest that parking in front of the building is far more problematic now than it may have been in 1928. Although the flagpole is still present, the current residents aren't flying the Southern Cross these days.
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