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Digital Photograph - Distant View of K & A Pappas, Australian & Continental Milk Bar Shopfront, Preston West, early 1980s Image Reg. No: MM 110025

Description Of Content:
Streetscape showing milk bar shopfront, with bicycle standing outside it, in the 1980s.

This photograph shows the shop front of K & A Pappas Australian & Continental Milk Bar which Athanasia and Konstantinos Papadimitropoulos acquired in 1972. It was at 295 Gilbert Road, West Preston, and the building is still a milk bar. When they purchased the shop it was a single fronted milk bar with a small house attached in the rear. The right half of the shop front was originally the garden of the residence. The family expanded the shop to the property driveway and significantly extended the residence. The family lived there for 20 years, leaving in 1992. For a short period of 3 three years from 1983 to 1985 they sold the business and leased the freehold to be able to travel. The new owners went bankrupt and the family re-acquired the business in 1985. The name on the door is 'K & A Pappas' this was an abbreviation Athanasia and Konstantinos used for a short period until their children grew a little older and objected.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Dimitra Birthisel, 2006
Contributed by Ms Dimitra Birthisel
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Working Lives & Work Places in Photographs, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Milk Bars
Tertiary Classification: shop fronts
Organisations Depicted: K & A Pappas Australian and Continental Milk Bar Delicatessen and Grocery
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Preston West, Victoria, Australia, early 1980s
Photographer: Miss Dimitra Papadimitropoulos

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