Holmesglen 3148Holmesglen is situated at the conjunction of Ashburton and Chadstone, and its boundaries are blurred. However, the railway station is 14 km. south-east of Melbourne, where the line crosses Warrigal Road. During the second world war there was a munitions plant at Holmesglen.
In the 1950s Warrigal Road was the boundary between the built up suburbs (to the west) and the developing housing areas to the east. Holmesglen played a pivotal role in postwar population and housing growth, having a migrant hostel housed in Nissen huts and the concrete house factory run by the Housing Commission, Victoria, on the site of the former munitions plant. The Commission had large estates at Holmsglen and nearby at Alamein and Box Hill South.
There is a small strip-shopping centre in Warrigal road near the railway station and the large Holmesglen College of TAFE with distinctive corrugated-iron architecture.
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