Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

18 January 2011

92 Derham St, Port Melbourne

Living next door to a steel castings factory

image courtesy of the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society

This photograph of 92 Derham St was taken in 1972. The Port Melbourne Council then began to encourage sites such as this to transition to full residential development. The Derham St property was purchased by the Port Melbourne Council for $50,000 on September 21, 1972. 

The factory made every washing day a headache. It was replaced by some modest terrace housing.

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