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  [Craigieburn / Mickleham] I found the Robert Burns Hotel houses that were demolished

02 January 2008, 12:47am      

I came across an aerial photo service that had slightly stale (around 2003ish) photos available:

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On the north-east corner of Hume Highway and Summerhill Roads were buildings demolished to make way for the bypass. This would have been where the Robert Burns Hotel originally stood. Looks like two distinct houses, one fronting the highway and one fronting Summerhill Road.

Even though the houses have been demolished and the land regraded there is still a portion of the land which appears to have been untouched (it still has a shed on it), so who knows, there may still be old coins lurking in the ground!

There was also a house slightly further south that was demolished. Can also see the farm complex that was demolished to create the newer area of Highlands off Craigieburn Road.

Related posts:
[Craigieburn / Mickleham / Greenvale] Aitken Hill
[Craigieburn] Several rural properties demolished for development
[Craigieburn] Craigieburn in the Victorian Municipal Directory
Old house overshadowed by new development
[Craigieburn] Stamp and postmark from 1904
[Somerton] Signal box demolished
Does anyone know where this sign is/was? Crossroads at Mickleham
[Craigieburn / Wollert] I visited Summerhill today!!!
[Craigieburn] Could one of these be the Craigieburn Inn site?
[Wallan] Inverlochy Castle Hotel