Houses on Beattie Street at Cherbourg c1960

The house in front is where Norman and Doris Brown live.
These houses in Beattie Street are re-located from the Baralbin area near the slaughter yards and renovated. and painted. The front and back verandas are enclosed to add more living space. Inside, the houses are lined and glazed windows replace the old wooden shutters. The houses are painted and new electric fittings and appliances are installed to complete the renovation.


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