Fern Confectionary Palace
Fern Confectionary Palace was opened in 1914 at 222 High Street Northcote. It was run by Mrs West and was conveniently located next to the Northcote Theatre. The Confectionary palace offered billiards, snooker, English and Colonial confectionary, tea rooms, ice cream and soda summer drinks. In a 1917 advertisement, it promised it was, ‘The sweetest and coolest place during the Summer Months’. It closed in 1926.
Something to talk about (1914, November 14). The Northcote Leader, p. 5
If you want a quiet game of billiards or snooker (1917, May 5) The Northcote Leader, p. 1
Mrs. West’s Fern Confectionary Palace (1914, December 26) The Northcote Leader, p. 8
Aussie~mobs (2017). Fern Confectionery Palace, Northcote, Victoria - circa 1914.