Thursday, March 22, 2018

Grace Park Estate – Beautiful building allotments

The New Grace Park Electric Station Estate, (Watsonia) was advertised widely in June 1924 showcasing the nearly completed electrified line and Railway Station and advocating its proximity to prospective buyers.  The Advertiser, reported on Friday 27 June 1924, .."The sale last Saturday of 44 allotments in the Grace Park Estate, adjacent to the new railway station, Watsonia, by Messrs Knight and Harwood, of Melbourne, with whom were associated Messrs C. Jessop and Co., Greensborough, was a distinct success. Trains were stopped at the new station, which has been named Watsonia by the commissioners, for the first time. for the convenience of buyers. There was an attendance of about 500 from all parts of Melbourne and suburbs, and all of the blocks offered were sold under the hammer after spirited bidding. The total amount realised was £4,964 19s 5d..."
 Yarra Plenty Regional Library has an original very fragile flyer in our collection, which has recently been digitised.

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