Merri-bek Park Estate was an early housing estate built in the 1880s by land developer Montague Dare, who has been described as trying to create the 'Toorak of the north'.
But everything did not go according to plan. The tour will see some of the houses built by Dare and still standing today, along with hearing about some of the facilities and sporting venues created to lure buyers north of the City of Melbourne.
When: Saturday 3 September, 2pm (meet at 1.45pm)
Starting place: in De Carle St between Rennie St and The Grove
Parking: available in De Carle St next to the former TAFE
What to bring: comfortable shoes and umbrella or rain jacket
Cost: gold coin for members, $5 for non-members (please bring cash)
Bookings essential: by Thursday 1 September
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0400 504 320
Coburg Historical Society
Marilyn Moore, Guest Speaker Co-ordinator
Phone: 0400 504 320
Mobile: 0400 504 320