In Beaumaris, a fight to protect the suburb’s famed modernist architecture is renewed
JENNY BROWN, WRITER – THE AGE, DOMAIN. AUG 22, 2017
It wasn’t exactly a scene of anger-charged citizens wielding pikes and intent on physically defending their patch – but the hundreds who turned out for the relaunch of a period housing preservation group in Beaumaris last week have the same objective.
Wearied of watching the destruction of some of the Modernist architectural gems — that from the 1950s turned Beaumaris into a laboratory of architectural experimentation and one of the greatest concentrations of unique, mid-century homes in Australia — the Beaumaris Modern group launched its official website and told the crowd that with so little heritage protection, it is going to be up to collective action to save what’s left.