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Document - Re: Blamey House

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Photocopied unsigned letter and an architectural plan.

Object Registration
01677
Keywords
residences, blamey house
Historical information
Letter dated 11 September 1974 from (Legatee) H.L. Berg of Bernard Evans, Murphy, Berg & Hocking Pty. Ltd., Architects & Town Planners, to Legatee A. Quayle, Chairman of the Housing Steering Committee. The plan (01677(2)) is undated and unnumbered, but produced by the same architects and sitting next to the letter in the file. The letter refers to a Drawing No.5 and sets out the difference in accommodation and areas from Drawing No. 1. It is unclear whether the plan is No.1 or No.5. At this time Melbourne Legacy was considering demolishing Blamey House and developing the site to build units to accommodate senior children initially and ultimately widows. (Cat. No. 01676). This was never put into practice.
Significance
Part of the history of Melbourne Legacy's involvement with residential care for children.
Last updated
31 Jul 2020 at 5:34PM