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Plaque - Brick Plaque, Syd Corser Homes, Melville, c.1968

c. 1968
Overview

A small granite grey brick with a prominent 'C' embossed into it and raised framed edge. Rear and sides have traces of gold or bronze paint.

Historical information

Corser & Son was established in 1951 by Eric and Syd Corser. The name changed to Corser Homes in 1960. By 1970 Eric Corser had retired and Syd Corser took over his father's interest in the Company and a partnership was formed with Charles Westrip who took over as Managing Director, and the name of the company was changed to Pacesetter Homes. Corser and Son, Corser Homes and Pacesetter Homes built in Melville from the 1950's through to the early 1980's. After the early 1980's through to 1999 the Pacesetter Group built homes and developed subdivision further outside the City of Melville in newly developing suburbs where new 1st and 2nd homebuyer houses were built. In 1999 - 2000 the Company wound down and finished in land development and home building when the principals retired. Joyce Westrip was also involved in the company and was integral to the marketing effort and the presentation of furnished display homes. The company was a pioneer in many of these areas, including Joyce’s idea of a display village where all the models of the houses were on display at one location. The "C Brick" came from discussions about how to brand and set Corser Homes apart. The C Brick was located on the right hand side of all Syd Corser homes.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-137-M2017.3
Item type
Material
Width
80 mm
Height or length
110 mm
Depth
20 mm
Contextual Information

This actual C Brick was from the house at 4 Bedwell Cres, Booragoon, originally the home of Mal Pearce, a former international hockey player, and was salvaged by John AD Treloar after the house was demolished in 2011.

Keywords
Place made
Melville
Western Australia
Australia
Year
c. 1968
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