Sunday, March 15, 2015

Restoration or Desecration

For years, since we moved to Melbourne Bayside, we have driven past the Beaumaris Hotel. As the years have passed, the hotel has had a mixed life. With several owners, its had its ups and downs. For us, it was a family restaurant when the boys were young. There wouldn't be a week when I don't pass it on the bike or car several times.

1903
1920s looking from the east
1920s looking at the front
1923
The latest incarnation prior to demolition


The proposed new Beaumaris apartments
Maybe the new building building will be an impressive replacement for what was in recent years a poor image of its past grand architecture. Things change - nothing lasts forever.

2 comments:

  1. The latest incarnation prior to demolition was desecration, to be sure :(

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