Beaconsfield Babies Home

Beaconsfield Babies Home

Berry Street

Beaconsfield

VIC

Australia

Provider: Unknown

Year Opened: 1913

Year Closed: 1946

 

Aka Berry Street Babies Home, Beaconsfield.

Aka Berry Street Foundling Home.

Located in Kenilworth House, built for Charles Knott c 1890.  The Berry Street Foundling Home took over the proerty in 1913.  The Babies Home was closed in 1946 and the mansion fell into a state of disrepair before being demolished in 1963.  The old Coach House (not visible in the picture) still remains.  The surrounding lands and Coach House were sold to developers but after community protest an application to demolish the ‘Old Coach House’ was rejected by Cardinia Shire Council.  Miss Primrose was in charge in 1939.  Note the chapel in the far corner on the left-hand side.

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