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Federal Woollen Mills was one of the Geelong's National Trust award winning properties.
Federal Woollen Mills was one of the Geelong's National Trust award winning properties.

Heritage properties gain a new lease on life

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Seven diverse Geelong properties have received a 2017 National Trust heritage award.

The awards, supported by the City, recognise owners, architects, designers and tradespeople who have helped preserve and restore properties that promote and celebrate our unique heritage and history.

The properties included in this year’s awards include residential, retail, commercial and industrial buildings.

The seven recognised properties are:

  1. 104-106 Kilgour Street, Geelong – originally built in 1853–54 and a rare example of Victorian duplex brick housing in suburban Geelong.
  2. National Hotel, 193–195 Moorabool Street, Geelong – built in 1855–56, the iconic hotel was restored to include a creative open roof-top area.

  3. Chesterfield, 221 Noble Street, Newtown – built in 1854–55. A significant garden setting was retained and an old asphalt tennis court replaced with a kitchen garden.

  4. Barwon Health Library (St. Mary’s Parish Hall), 190–192 Myers Street, Geelong. Originally built in 1891–92 and recently transformed into a library.

  5. 98 Noble Street, Newtown – this new building is a modern interpretation of late Victorian, Edwardian, Federation and interwar bungalow homes in the surrounding Noble Street and Mercer Parade areas of Newtown.   

  6. Kirrewur Court, 77 Prospect Road, Newtown – a restoration of the original home built in 1891 was completed, as well as demolition of recent additions including a function centre.

  7. Federal Woollen Mills, 13 Mackey Street, North Geelong – originally built for the Department of Defence as a textile factory to make WWI army uniforms. The original factory was completed in 1915 and has now been transformed into a modern office, commercial and retail precinct – celebrating the past, present and future.