Step back in time.
Living in Wollert Rise you will surrounded by former farmland and many historic buildings.
The Wollert General Store
Built in 1876, near the corner of Epping and Bridge Inn Roads, this is one of the earliest commercial buildings in Wollert. This store is still open for business today. Pop in next time you’re passing.
The Wollert Post Office
Next to the Wollert General Store, the post office opened September 1, 1876, closed in 1895 and reopened in 1902.
Wayside Dance Palais
Built at the height of the Roaring 20s, the Wayside House Dance Palais opened in 1934. It was advertised as a large and well-appointed Dance Palais, with a spacious floor and lobby for suppers. It’s proprietor, Mr EC Pittaway, was known for adding many novel features. These included lighting by a petrol gas system, cloakrooms and facilities for up to 400 dancers. It was an instant success and over a period of just four weeks, more than 400 patrons came to kick up their heels. It is diagonally opposite the Wollert General Store and Post Office. Today it is used as a bathroom, kitchen and laundry supplies outlet.
Former State School
Erected in 1877 on Epping Road, just before Lehmanns Intersection, this bluestone building was where local youngsters were educated until 1994. Today the Christian Church in Melbourne uses it as its meeting hall.
Wollert Uniting Church
Also in the same location, a Methodist Church was built in 1878 to replace one constructed way back in 1859. In time this became the Wollert Uniting Church. These days it is still standing and looks just the same. Except now it houses the Annunciation Sisterhood of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.
The Wollert area has been home to families for many generations so take a walk down memory lane and see what life was like back then.