Space age community centre in Essendon

Rather unexpected to find this in a reserve in Essendon West ! (and thanks to @alisonmp for the pics). This was built as the Infant Welfare Centre in 1963 – the City of Keilor Engineer Garnet Price thought up this solution for the uneven ground, taking his cues from some of the 1950s experiments with unusual structure. It’s now the Emerald Street Community Centre, pretty intact, and locally heritage listed.

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