Saturday, 18 January 2014

Soul Pattinson

Soul Pattinson are a household name in Australia, a bit like Boots in the UK. The Victorian Italianate building above, in Pitt Street, Sydney, is named Phoenix Chambers, as it was built in 1887 to replace the original Soul Pattinson building on this site, which burnt down. Until 2000, when it was bought out by Australian Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd, Washington H Soul Pattinson Ltd was a family run pharmacy company listed on the stock exchange since 1903. Even today, a fourth generation of Pattisons are involved in the business. There are currently 100 Soul Pattinson outlets across Australia.

1 comment:

  1. "which burnt down"...
    hence Phoenix Chambers presumably!

    Wonderful looking building, great that it has survived!

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