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From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Black and white photo of Legacy's flats for widows in The Avenue, Windsor.
215 x 160 mm
Object Registration
widows, properties
Historical information
A photo of a group of widows outside a block of units in Windsor, that Legacy purchased to provide accomodation for widows. Names unknown but possibly the first tenants to move into the units. From the date stamp is it February 1976.
The September 1975 edition of the Legacy Newsletter to Widows, mentions the 20 flats purchased by Legacy at 9 The Avenue, Windsor, and that they are being renovated for widows to live in. Two options were presented, an 'ingoing' amount of $5,000 then a week maintenance charge of $7 a week; or on a rental basis of approximately $20 a week.
From President's highlights report in 1981 we know that external blinds were added to the property. From the back of a photo at 01048, it appears the Windsor units were named "Miriam and Frederick Ramsey Lodge".
It was decided the Windsor units, and the ones in Hawthorn, would be sold in 2003 and announced by President Tony Parkes. The decision was published in Leader newspapers and Jellis Craig approached Legacy about the sale, see items at 01089.
When Made
A record of widows being looked after by Legacy.
Inscriptions & Markings
Handwritten 'Legacy Hostel / 9 The Avenue / Windsor' in blue pen. 'Box 11' in black pen. Stamped 'Melbourne Legacy 3 Feb 1976' in purple ink.
Last updated
9 Oct 2019 at 2:14PM