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.

15 November 2021

184 Station St, Port Melbourne

15 November 2021

An advertisement appeared in The Emerald Hill, Sandridge and St Kilda Times on 20 October 1983 for the sale of Gainsborough House at 184 Station St. It was to be auctioned by Mustow & Kemp on Saturday October 29th. 

The paper said 'it is constructed in two sections - a ramshackle but reasonably attractive Victorian weatherboard front with a massive, two-storey brick mansion tacked on the back.

The contrast between the quaint and the stern is hardly awe-inspiring, but inside the mixture works far better than expected.

The long, two-flight staircase is magnificent and still in good order'. 

All ten main rooms had original features like open fireplaces with ornate, carved wooden mirrors. 

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