Saturday, November 25, 2017

First Australian Veterans Over 70s Cricket Championships - Free Day - Glenelg (2)

At the suggestion of staff from the information centre, we went for a walk along the foreshore, particularly South Esplanade, to view some of the older and interesting buildings in Glenelg. A self-guided walk, Mansions of Glenelg, is available from the information centre. A copy is also available online.
Seafield Tower, 6-7 South Esplanade, was built in 1876. It was originally designed as two separate 15 room residences - for Sir Henry Ayres and Sir Thomas Elder. There was a separate staircase to the tower from each side of the building, but the viewing platforms were communal.
Stormont, 14 South Esplanade, was built in 1886 for grazier, Simon Barnard. Originally is consisted of twelve rooms, two cellars and two bathrooms. Barnard lost the house to neighbour, William Pile, when playing poker two years later.
Albert Hall, built in 1878, is located at 16 South Esplanade. It was built originally for William Kyffin Thomas but he died the year the building was completed. When William Pile acquired the 20 room, three storey mansion, a ballroom was added. In 1930 the building became the Oriental Private Hotel and in 1982 is was used for accommodation for backpackers. In the 1990s the building was subdivided into three residences.
Glenara, another impressive mansion, is located at 32 South Esplanade. It was built in 1873 and belonged to the Hill family until the 1990s.
A change in style is Shoreham, a block of apartments built in 1938. Definitely Art Deco in style, this three storey apartment block is at 18 A South Esplanade.
A number of other houses in the street caught our attention.
Although South Esplanade has houses built in different styles and at different times they all look as if they belong to the area.
Another interesting block of apartments. Let's hope that any new buildings remain sympathetic to the area.
View across the road from the houses.
Some of the neighbours.
View towards Glenelg and the pier.
When visiting Glenelg, a walk along the foreshore is a must.

Other posts about the over 70s cricket carnival in Adelaide:
See Day 1 and Day 2 for information on the matches.
See Day 3 and Day 4 for information on the matches.
Rest Day touring Glenelg
The Motel

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