Evolving Port

Port Melbourne continues 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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

181 - 185 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

June 2017

Application 460/2017 was lodged for the construction of two three storey dwellings.

February 2016

Updated, restored and with a children's playground alongside.
February 2016
12 March 2015

After 100 years in the same family, this property prepares to change hands.




30 March 2015
Sold 30 03 2015
I had always been curious about the driveway associated with this house. It was so exceptionally unusual to have a driveway and a garage in this part of Port Melbourne. 



It turns out a house once occupied that site. 

In 1970, the Housing Commission inspected a double fronted single storey timber framed house and made a declaration under Section 56 of the Housing Act that the house was 'unfit for human habitation' and directed that the house be demolished. It sounds as if the house had fallen into disrepair when the owner, Robert Henry Webb died.

The house was sold in 1971 to a Roger Craig who failed to demolish the house as directed. The Housing Commission then let a tender for the demolition of the house which was carried out in 1971. 

Source: PROV VPRS 1824/P/0000-000166

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