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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2014, 18:26 
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Just wanting information on the Geoffrey Mewton flats built in 1939. Keen to secure an early photograph as to the colour and finish. About to renovate it and would like to restore to original colour. Have performed a scratch test and identified a chalky pale pink but want to be sure. Donna


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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2014, 22:30 
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Donna generally regarded as constructed in 1936. Do you have any evidence that it was actually 1939. My notes show that the original finish was clinker brick, and was rendered later. That may explain the pinky colour

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PostPosted: 16 Jan 2014, 23:13 
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The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Saturday 23 January 1937, page 8

BACHELOR Flats Just Completed Woy Woy 77
Marine parade Elwood Open Inspection Satur
da> afternoon 2 30 till s p m_


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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2014, 08:31 
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The property is individually listed in the City of Port Phillip heritage overlay (HO301) and the schedule indicates that external paint controls are in place.

As such, it's probably best for you to consult with the council's heritage advisor as to what colour scheme would be appropriate.


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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2014, 15:26 
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Donna I'm really pleased to read that the new owners of Woy Woy are committed to a faithful restoration, and fascinated to learn that it might have originally had an exposed brick finish - that throws a different light on things. I'll be watching progress with interest!


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