Self Guided Walks - MPHG
Our FREE self-guided walks are available from the four City of Port Phillip Libraries, the Emerald Hill Heritage Centre and various community centres throughout the City.
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WOODCRAFT IN MIDDLE PARK ARCHITECTURE
Middle Park is noted for its timber-based decoration. Timber commonly replaced cast iron after 1895, up to about 1925, the period which most Middle Park houses were built. This brochure identifies a range of timber decorations around the area.
CHURCHES : PAST AND PRESENT
Many buildings in Middle Park were once churches, built between 1891 and 1928. Now only two churches remain that still hold services for their congregations : the Albert Park Baptist Church and Our Lady of Mt Carmel. Social changes in the community brought diminishing attendance at church and some are now converted into dwellings and businesses.
FROM SHOPS TO CAFES : THE ARMSTRONG STREET SHOPPING PRECINCT
From the early 1900s the Armstrong Street shopping precinct has been a hive of activity, once providing shops that supplied the daily needs of Middle Park families. This walk will take you back in time and show you the types of shops that once dominated this precinct.
Middle Park is a now suburb of mainly houses and a few apartment blocks, along with a couple of shopping strips. But in the past there were a number of thriving small industries often tucked away in the back streets. This walk showcases a few of them, some of which remain but have been converted into homes, and others have been demolished.