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Monday, 04 August 2014 14:38

St Kilda Bathing Company

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View of the St Kilda Baths in ca 1910 View of the St Kilda Baths in ca 1910 State Library of Victoria, images #H2009/72
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Date built: September - November 1906
Architect: Nahum Barnet (1855-1931)
Builder: T. H. Gwilliam
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History: The building was destroyed by fire 19 November 1925.

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1. Argus 1906.09.22 p.16

New St Kilda Baths - no mixed bathing

A scheme has been has been completed for the reconstruction of the bathing establishment on the lower Esplanade, St Kilda known as "Hegarty's Gentlemen's Baths". The original buildings when first erected, were in deep water, but the sand has silted up and landed the old structure hit and dry on the foreshore. These buildings will now be removed, and the beach resumed by the newly formed St Kilda Shore Trust for the general public.…[description follows]

The baths are being erected by the St Kilda Baths Pty Ltd from the designs of Nahum Barnet, architect, and are being erected by Mr T. H. Gwilliam, builder. The hot water service is being installed by Messrs. Macgregor and Combs engineers, and the electric light arc lamps and installation by the Electric Light and Traction Company Ltd.

2. Argus 1925.11.20 p.11

St Kilda Baths Fire

[description of damage caused by yesterday's fire]

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Peter Johnson

Peter has been a resident and practicing architect in St Kilda for over 33 years. He comes from a long line of architects, engineers and builders going back at least 5 generations with various branches of his family having lived in the South Melbourne and St Kilda area since 1859.

He has researched and written on a range of architectural and local history subjects, and has contributed to the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.

Peter has acted as the Society's heritage officer since 2002 and was its president from 2009 until 2015.