Did you know that Anzac Highway is one of the most historic roads in Adelaide?
It started life as a track made by the pioneer James Chambers from Holdfast Bay, the first governor’s landing site, to what became the City of Adelaide.
In 1938 it was renamed and reconstructed as a dual carriageway. Road crews worked a little differently back then, as you can see in the image below from the Highways Department!
Originally called Bay Road, it was renamed to Anzac Highway to honour the contribution of the Anzacs(Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) in World War I.
From the Memorial adjacent to the Keswick Military Barracks to Marion Road, bronze plaques are affixed to grey granite blocks at the base of the trees. The memorial is a sheet steel structure with cut-outs depicting servicemen on the front and title on the back; three plaques are at the base of the memorial. Originally a wrought iron arch spanned the road, the structure was demolished when road widening began.
425 Anzac Highway History
Fofy and Sam bought 425 Anzac Highway in 1981 and it became their house in Adelaide away from their fruit property in the Riverland. Their children Maria and Angelo used it as a base to attend University when they weren’t home picking fruit from sun up to sun down.
It was the perfect location. 10 mins from Glenelg Beach and 15 minutes from Flinders University.
Eventually Fofy and Sam moved to Adelaide permanently and this became their home.
Fofy is now 90 and still lives in the area, watching the METRO425 Apartments build with great interest!
URB4N is a beautiful, boutique, low-rise art deco-esque building with only 4 apartments on each level. The inside is bright with a spacious floor plan, a large kitchen and the emphasis on entertaining which flows through to the sizeable balconies.
The nearby Anzac Highway allows you easy access to where you want to go and with buses and trams within a few minutes walk of your front door, URB4N is a most convenient location. Whether you are a professional, an empty-nester or investor, URB4N ticks all the boxes when it comes to location. Shopping, cafes, public transport, entertainment, sporting facilities, schools, universities, markets and recreation, to name just a few are all within 15 minutes of URB4N.