Historical information

The Mechanics Institute, built c 1890, was the focal point for the Cheltenham area's social activities, public meetings, adult education, etc. until its demolition 1960 when a new Cheltenham Hall was erected


The early settlers erected this Mechanics Institute prior to 1900 as a public meeting place, library, temperance hall and it was used for social events

Physical description

Black & White photograph in the Moorabbin News c 1960 showing the Mechanics Institute, c1900 Nepean Highway Cheltenham