To save or not to save, that is the question.....!
Well there's no question really, it has been saved. There's nothing I like more than to hear about old buildings being preserved rather than knocked down in the name of progress but I have serious doubts as to whether this one was worth the time, money or effort that it has cost the developers, read the story here, to support and design around it. This 120 year old 'gold rush era' cottage in Northbridge which has lain empty and probably used as a doss house for years has been been put on the New Northbridge Heritage Inventory with the reasoning that 'the building reflects the expansion and development of residential
properties on the city fringes during the rapid population increase of
the 1890s gold boom, and is a surviving example of the boarding houses
that were once prevalent in the City of Perth'. This I could appreciate if it was going to be restored to it's original form, but I believe the cottage is going to be a restaurant! Still, it was a pretty amazing sight to see it up on pillars high above the development site, what do you think, was it worth the effort? Happy Friday, stay safe.....