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Mordialloc Building Condemned

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Main Street from Mordialloc Creek Bridge c1890.

June 5th 1893

Sir,

I beg to report for your information that most of the building occupied by Mr Oliver Cooper as a butchers shop in Main Street Mordialloc is in a wretchedly dilapidated condition and (with the exception of the front shop and Sausage house) is totally unfit for occupation.

The main portion of the building was I believe erected about 30 years ago, the walls are built of clay with a shingle roof. The shingles are all decayed and not rain proof, the flooring is also decayed and the ground underneath sodden, the canvas ceiling on the inside is all hanging down. One of the rooms in this condition, contains the pickling trough. The stables in the yard are also in a ruinous condition, the shingles on the roof are all badly decayed and broken. None of the buildings are provided with spouting and the water from the roofs falls upon the yard. (No person at present sleeps on the premises) Mr Cooper states the property belongs to the Standard bank, but that he cannot get them to do any repairs to the place. In my opinion the place urgently requires condemning, under sec 98 of the Health Act

Arnau(?) Const. 2788 Insp of Nuisances.

References

  • Minute Book, Shire of Moorabbin, June 5, 1893.

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