Beaufort Home - photographs

After World War II, the government looked to local and overseas companies for inexpensive and quick-to-assemble housing. Beaufort Homes represented a 'modern method of housing construction', combining the skill of architect Arthur Baldwinson, with the technical expertise of the Department of Aircraft Production which had previously been involved in producing Beaufort Bombers during the war.

A steel-framed prototype of the house was erected in three weeks and opened to the public in the Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, in June 1946, to raise interest in the project. The government at the time ordered five thousand houses for production, however only twenty-three were eventually built.

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