Main Street Historic Walk – Site 60

Land taken up by A.T. Armstrong and W. Lucas in 1925/6 and they built a shop and residence. It was sold to Charles West in 1927/8 who continued the store dealing in groceries, drapery and hardware. The town's second post office was added including a telegraph sending system. That continued until 1956 when a new post office was created where it is now on Willmott Street and Town View Terrace.

After this the building was used as a betting Shop before the TAB took over and set up site 44. Later bootmaker Ted Zuck operated here until 1963 when the building was demolished. The land was purchased by a group of local tradesmen Stewart Thomas, Stan and Margaret Gale, Geoff Shaw plus others to build a motel unit which became known as the Captain Freycinet Motel in the 1980. That has since been redeveloped to be known as Darby Park and now Margarets In Town Apartments.



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