At a time when planning issues are on the minds of Port Melbourne people – (and when have they not been?), PMH&PS was intrigued to find these notes among Swallow & Ariell’s archives held at the University of Melbourne.
Over a period of time Swallow & Ariell’s factory expanded to include neighbouring properties. Christopher Joseph Sarovich, Furrier and Rug Manufacturer conducted his business at 77 Beach St while he resided in Surrey Hills.
|University of Melbourne Archives
‘I have heard that you intend building an Electric Bake House on the allotment adjoining my property. I wish to formally protest against this being done.’ (June 28 1920)
He continues to press his concern
‘Am I right in presuming you have made your plans so that the light entering my three rooms will not be affected in any way? Otherwise I must object. Taking into consideration the excellent neighbourly feeling which has always existed between us, would it not be advisable to have a quiet talk over these matters and try to clear up any differences which may arise later on.’ (July 7 1920)