Main Street Historic Walk – Site 59

This land was given to the local Congregational Church by Albert Ashton in 1926 and a church was built by Albert Ashton in 1930. The building moved uphill in 1950 to the corner of Churchill and LeSouef Street where it stayed up to the early 2000's. It was relocated to the Margaret River Resource Centre where it is now used as an art gallery/meeting room.

The vacant site was taken over by the emerging Tourist Bureau in the late 1950's and now known as the Margaret River Visitors Centre.



References

Reference map of Margaret River with site numbers

Margaret River Town 1894-1984 by Mavis Wise

Margaret River Stories by Guy Jennings, ISBN 9780646575346

A History of the Catholic Community of Margaret River District by Merilyn Hutton

Margaret River & District Historical Society photo collection

John Alferink from my recollections of the town after being in the area for over 68 years, John Alferink 2021