Historical information

This photograph is part of the Caulfield Historical Album 1972. This album was created in approximately 1972 as part of a project by the Caulfield Historical Society to assist in identifying buildings worthy of preservation. The album is related to a Survey the Caulfield Historical Society developed in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Caulfield City Council to identify historic buildings within the City of Caulfield that warranted the protection of a National Trust Classification.
Principal photographer thought to be Trevor Hart, member of Caulfield Historical Society. Most photographs were taken between 1966-1972 with a small number of photographs being older and from unknown sources. All photographs are black and white except where stated, with 386 photographs over 198 pages.

From: Glen Eira Heritage Management Plan (1996) by Andrew Ward and Associates
Moore's Buildings", were built in 1891 and comprising 5 shops.
In 1888, Hugh Moore, a gentleman, subdivided his land in Glen Huntly Road, north side between Selwyn Street and St Georges Road into 27 lots, with a right of way separating them from his property "Glenmoore". The subdivision was known as the "Glenmoore Estate". Purchases of land included local builders Corkill, French and Pugh. Moore retained five lots and W.W. Jamieson bought lots 11 to 14.

"Moore' s Buildings are locally important for their association with the early Elsternwick land owner, Hugh Moore, whose home, "Glenmoore", at 1 St.Georges Road (qv) survives. They recall Elsternwick's role in the Land Boom and survive as a most prominent row in the Glen Huntly Road shops, enhanced by the survival of the unpainted stuccoed surfaces to nos. 307-311.

287-289 Glen Huntly Road: contributory to HO72, Elsternwick Estate and Environs, City of Glen Eira.

Physical description

Page 63 of Photograph Album with one landscape photograph of retail shops (Moore's Buildings).

Inscriptions & markings

Hand written: 287-289 Glen Huntly Road [under photo] / 63 [bottom left]