BOARDING HOUSE DURING FLOODS OF 19551955
Black and white photo of a boarding house on the corner of Harper Road & Stirling Terrace, Toodyay, during the February 1955 floods.
The second floor has six windows. Verandah at front is lattice enclosed on the balcony.
Ground floor five windows are same as upstairs. Front verandah has lattice enclosed approx. to 2 metres.
Canvas blind on right side lower level.
Two trees in front garden have been cut back.
Picket fence in foreground. Flood water is up to house.
This building was originally constructed in 1861 by John Henry Monger as a two storey warehouse. It became known as Monger's Store.
In the years leading up to the sale of the property to H. Davey in 1891, the top floor was used as a private school. Davey converted the top floor to a residence whilst he undertook additions to the nearby Freemasons Hotel, which he had also purchased.
The building, which became known as Nottingham House, was sold to the Industrial Extracts Factory in 1945 and used as a boarding house for employees.
It was demolished in September 1968 to make way for the construction of the new bridge that replaced an older one spanning the Avon River adjacent.
Today the location is known a Duidgee Park, a popular picnic spot for residents and visitors.
Another identical photo (in sepia tones) is also held in the Shire of Toodyay collection under accession number 2001.1480.
Boarding house was situated where Duidgee Park is now. Demolished in Sept. 1968.
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Nearest geotagged records:
- TOODYAY BOARDING HOUSE; FLOODED 1955 (0.02km away)
- OFFICIAL OPENING OF AVON RIVER BRIDGE, TOODYAY (0.04km away)
- NEWCASTLE BRIDGE AND AVON RIVER IN FLOOD 1930 (0.05km away)
- ROAD BRIDGE OVER FLOODED AVON, LOOKING TOWARDS NORTH TOODYAY 1915 (0.05km away)
- AVON RIVER IN FLOOD, TOODYAY, 1930 (0.06km away)
- AVON RIVER IN FLOOD AT NEWCASTLE BRIDGE, TOODYAY 1936 (0.06km away)
- AVON RIVER IN FLOOD, 9 JULY 1930 (0.09km away)
- TOODYAY HOMES FOR THE AGED (BUTTERLY COTTAGES) (0.09km away)
- AVON RIVER IN FLOOD AND TOODYAY RAILWAY BRIDGE, 1930 (0.11km away)
- VIEW OF FLOOD ON STIRLING TERRACE TOODYAY FROM CONNOR'S MILL (0.12km away)
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