Saturday, 7 June 2014

Property Advert of the Week: Boulevarde Towers, Brighton-Le-Sands (1970)

In the St George area, one of the first high rise towers was built at Brighton-Le-Sands. Below is an advertisement from The St George and Sutherland Shire Leader from 1970 promoting apartments for sale in the Boulevarde Towers. It was the first high rise building built within the Rockdale Municipality. The eight level building certainly guaranteed the best views in the area (ocean, bay and city) for a while. Soon after, just to the east of the building, in the same block, a building of the same height was constructed taking away some of the ocean and bay views. City views were then eaten away by development in streets to it's north (Princess and Gordon Streets). In 1990, the Resort Hotel (now Novotel) was completed which also ate away even more at the sweeping views into the city and eastern suburbs.

Boulevard Towers Brighton Le Sands 1970

Source: John Blight Real Estate. 1970. "Boulevard Towers Advertisement," The St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, January 21, 24.