Unbelievable that they would demolish such a beautiful work of art :-(
It so is Jo. I have many photos of it including interior shots. It was very grand. A private house I think Firehorse. Most of St Kilda Road was grand private houses. Only one remains as a private house. The present building is mostly offices with some retail on the ground floor and an upmarket restaurant which I cannot understand how survives.
It looks like you are answering a question that I haven't asked. What happened to my comment.
You put the comment in the wrong post so I answered here and there as well.
What a disgrace. There was a huge bluestone church being demolished in Port Melbourne, I was astonished. It's been replaced by a Starbucks, with an apartment building up top. It looks like a prison
If you want the ultimate example of how modern apartment blocks look like modern prisons take a look at the place on the corner of Williamstown Road and Francis Street. A definite deterrent to crime. I shudder.
In Bay Street? I know Francis Street, the truck street, but cannot visual the intersection you mention Robert. I will look at street directory tomorrow.
Bay and Graham Streets, on the corner. It was a few years ago, and I'd had a good snoop around it previously. Huge place, more than one hundred years old, and with grass around it. Next time I passed demolition was underway, only the facade was left, with a large hole in the stained glass window. Cruelty, there's no other word.
Yes Francis Street and Williamstown Road. The Service station on the opposite corner is going for apa-a-a-rtments as well. Everything in Yarraville is going for apartments: blank, featureless, spooky....Surrealism like I've never seen. Dog boxes.
Democracy is all very well, but why give it to the people? - Audrey Forbes-Hamilton.