In my last post I show cased a distressed property and just a few days later, irony strikes that very same property. Originally built in the 1890s, my local newspaper (The Bendigo Advertiser) is reporting that she is now scheduled for demolition.
The last resident, Alfred Chandler, passed away in 2008 and the 117 year old property is beyond repair. Demolition and sub-division of the ~4000 sq m (1 acre) block will probably occur in Q2 2014. Originally housing a black-smiths facility at the rear, the first owners serviced the districts’ main form of transport, namely horses, and probably prospered from the tail end of the Victorian gold rush.
Anyone lucky enough to be in the region looking to see this historic building before she makes way for something more modern, should plan to drop by sooner rather than later. The building resides on a main road / highway @ 386 Napier St, Bendigo, Victoria.