Shop and Residence, 29 High Street, Willunga

Also known as Pulford’s Newsagency.

Built in the 1860s this house and shop was the home of many Willunga businesses, including that of Samuel Paine, who was the town’s popular tailor for about 30 years until his death in 1899. In the 1930s and 1940s it was Bart Hailstone’s butcher shop and home to Bart, his wife Rene and four children. From here Bart delivered meat by horse and cart to homes in the town. Rene Hailstone ran a hair styling business at the Canberra Hotel which was owned by her parents.

Later it was Pulford’s newsagency, from 1973 to 2000.

The residence was then was extensively renovated to become the home of Off the Slate Gallery, an artist’s cooperative which moved across the road to 36 High Street in 2013. Note the original slate roof.

This building is on the City of Onkaparinga’s local heritage list (SA Heritage Places database #5483)

References:

R Baxendale & F Lush Willunga Walks Willunga National Trust Willunga 2010 (1989).

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