The Northcote Shoe factory began in a small building in Eastment Street. After expanding its business to another building in Eastment Street, it purchased land on the corner of Arthurton Road and Helen Street, building a new factory in 1926.
By the 1970s the factory was operating under the name of the Purnell Shoe Company.
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City of Northcote (1933). Northcote Jubilee celebrations 1883 – 1933 : souvenir & official program. Northcote: Author.