Project Description

Yarraville Place

Yarraville Place, Yarraville

Location: Yarraville
Service: Restoration
Builder: ID Land
Stone Type:
Bluestone

Construction of this bluestone structure started in 1873. Established by the brothers Edwin and Walter Gaunt, who had gained their expertise in the north of England and were significant in the development of the Woollen industry in Australia, the company was for a time the largest of its kind, but collapsed in 1884. Its assets were taken over for 21,530 pounds in 1885 to form the Yarraville Woollen Mills with John Tayler as manager until 1889.

The site, at 2 Banool Ave Yarraville was then repurposed, becoming the Australian Porcelain Insulator Company, then the Melbourne Pottery Company, and finally Morlynn Ceramics Pty Ltd.

Process:

  • Sandblast the walls to remove graffiti¬†
  • Remove and Re-instating damaged falling bluestone stone and bricks
  • Re-point mortar with a lime putty ribbon joint.

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