Saturday, 8 September 2007

development over time

Foundations are now going up for the new beauty therapy business. On the section previously was the longest running commercial building in the area. It began its life as a store in 1884, and during its reign it switched hands many times alternating between a grocers and a telegraphist/telephone office until in 1961 when it became a hair salon 'Salon Susan' and then in 1965 'Kaylyn' Hairdressing Salon, then switching to the final tenant 'Wendy's Hair' this year.

Above right:: windows are coming out from the yellow house.

Above:: A photograph taken around the late 1880's, the two circled areas A/ where the new hotel development (see here) is going up now. B/ the building that was recently demolished (see here) to make way for the current construction above.
Below:: a comparison over time highlighting the encroachment of Seconds Beach Road towards the sea when the new sea wall was built.


MERC on 10 September, 2007 08:36 said...

These are a very important historical record and will be more-so in the future.
I hope your council look at these and listen, they seem quite stupid when it comes to coastal development.

Nic on 14 September, 2007 22:17 said...

they'll come around for sure.. one day


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