King Edward VII Sailors` RestPrint Page
King Edward VII Sailors` Rest was erected to commemorate King Edward VII.
This two storey brick and cement rendered Edwardian period structure was designed by architects Seeley, King and Everett, the design being attributed to Percy Everett and was notable for the nautical art nouveau ornamentation and use of reinforced concrete in a raft floor slab. Completed in 1913, Sailors’ Rest provided company and entertainment for sailors whom had spent weeks, and often months at sea in the confines of sailing ships. In fact Sailors’ Rest served as a home away from home for seafarers until 1986.
|Address:||Moorabool Street & Eastern Beach , Geelong, 3220|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.144408|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Seeley, King & Everett|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 3rd February, 1912|
A memorial to our late King Edward VII. Erected by public subscription. Seeley, King & Everett, architects
This stone was laid by Hon. John Murray, M.L.A. Premier of Victoria. 3rd February 1912