Up front plan to ‘save’ shop


Moving to preserve: Sandra Holmes, Marty Lenard, Ann Robb and Margaret Howden are determined to retain this shop front slice of Mornington’s past. Picture: Gary Sissons

HISTORY buff Margaret Howden is waiting to hear back from Heritage Victoria about saving a Mornington shop front from demolition.

Ms Howden said the “gorgeous” old hardwood frontage at 27 Main Street was due to be pulled down and replaced as part of a redevelopment. She said the builder was amenable to her plans to preserve the facade if she can have it removed.

“I have got friends of friends finding a builder to do the removal and a truck to take it away,” she said.

Ms Howden said she had contacted Cr Bev Colomb who discovered that other shop fronts “from there up” were on the historical register but not number 27.

“We now need a new home for it.”

First published in the Mornington News – 14 July 2020


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