John Tilley owned the structure in the 1880s and sold furniture in it on all floors. It was a brick facade building in that era.
Then Thomas Childs remade the structure into the Childs Building having a facade added in 1912. This building at 273-279 High Street is in the Beaux Arts style.
As a budding businessman Childs bought the Corser Shoe store and grew from there.
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