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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Frank Facey, 254 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong, undated.

Frank Facey was born in Cranbourne, Victoria and after a career in coach building , started a Real Estate business in Dandenong which commenced trading in 1917. In 1945 a new site was purchased and a new office built in Lonsdale Street. In 1982 they joined the First National Real Estate Group. In 1990 Hall & Partners took control and they began trading as Hall & Partners First National from the same Lonsdale Street Location.

Advocate - Sat 21 Jun 1913 - Page 19

Frank Facey purchased the well know Coach business started by John Hemmings, in Pultney street, but by 1917 he had started his real estate business in the shop to the left of Crumps store on Lonsdale street. Frank’s son Angus joined his father in the business in 1930. His son Andrew followed in his footsteps and joined his father in the business in 1968 and took over the management in 1974. In 1956, with his son Angus now in charge, Facey Real Estate moved into their new premises at 254 Lonsdale street.

The present form of the local business, Hall & Partners First National, is still located at 254 Lonsdale street, although extensive changes to the front of the building make it almost impossible to recognise now. To the left was the Bank Of New South Wales, now home to the Westpac bank.

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