Work began on this building in late 1924 and was completed in July 1925. It was constructed for Mr Edgar Carryer who had bought the Egmont Clothing Company (1902-1919) from the O'Leary brothers. It was renamed Carryer's Menswear and was run by the family until bought by Don & Rod Wisnewski in 1970. It finally closed in the 1980s. (Stratford: Shakespearean Town Under the Mountain, A History, David Walter)

Stratford District Council holds blueprint plans for the building with the architect Thomas H. Bates noted on them. The tiling surrounding the windows on the upper floor is similar to a Bates building (Kurta's) in New Plymouth. 

The building was demolished in 2019 to make way for Stratford's new multi-million dollar CBD development.

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Carryer Found Dead (Stratford Evening Post 28 October 1933)


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