Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend continue to change. Houses are changed or demolished and new houses take their place. New forms of housing are created. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

92 Derham St, Port Melbourne

Living next door to a steel castings factory
image courtesy of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society
While in the Williamstown/Derham St area, it is interesting to take a look at this picture of 92 Derham St taken in 1972. The Port Melbourne Council then began to encourage sites such as this to transition to full residential development. The Derham St property was purchased by the Port Melbourne Council for $50,000 on September 21, 1972.The factory made every washing day a headache. It was replaced by some modest terrace housing.

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