Built for Messrs J. & H.M. Copeland in early 1905, this brick and concrete building was designed by Ernest Larcomb, and erected by Mr I.J. Fake. Its early tenants include Laurence Kavanagh, J.B. Clarkson Ltd.’s cycle depot, and a land agents. By around 1914 it was Chas. J. Adams’ motor garage.
The Empire Auctioning Company took it over in 1924, in 1929 the firm became Briggs’ Empire Furnishing Co. Dawick’s Electrical Services, occupied the building between about 1933 and 1954, when Pink & Collison Ltd. moved in. This firm and its successor, Pink & Collison 1973 Ltd. remained until about 1977, when Coo-ee Drycleaning Ltd. took over.
The building remained fairly original until around 1954, when a suspended verandah replaced the original four-posted verandah. The main entrance had been at the centre, with a window on either site. However, new entrances were now relocated to either side of the frontage, and the former entrance was closed in.