Black and white silver gelatin photograph of the North Annexe, Building 11 Power House, during construction, Kodak factory, Coburg, January 1958.

The first stage of the Power House building consisted of a machine hall with north and south annexes. This is a view of the corner of the North Annexe looking towards the south-east showing the steel framework already erected and several building workers starting on the internal brickwork. A row of steel columns being erected further back form the south wall of the Machine Hall while shops and residences in Elizabeth Street form the background. The North Annexe housed ammonia refrigeration compressors for the brine system, air compressors and the fire pump control system.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as, film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

This photograph is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005 after the manufacturing plant at Coburg had closed down the year before.

Description of Content

This is a view of a construction site. The steel columns and roof frame of the annexe have been erected and several workmen can be seen commencing bricklaying.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph printed on light weight paper, portrait format.

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