Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
President Motor Inn
63 Queen's Road. Melbourne
Eastern side, midway between Beatrice and Roy Streets
I know we used it fairly regularly, but I confess to having no specific recollections of the restaurant or whether it had a name.
The President was designed by famous Melbourne architect, Robin Boyd, but other than that, most of the history is largely a blank.
Number 63 was shown during the late 1940s and up until 1956 as belonging to Alexander H. Fraser, undoubtedly as a large residence, but from that point on, there is no listing of an occupancy until 1969, when the President magically appeared (although there is some evidence that it may have in fact opened in early 1968).
There is nothing to suggest whether the original building was simply left vacant or had been demolished.
During the 1960s, it was flanked by The Musician's Club at 61, and The Town House at 63-
The President was designed by famous Melbourne architect, Robin Boyd and was the newest of the motels Control Data used, opening early in 1968 -
Both buildings have gone, the stretch from just south of Beatrice Street through to Roy Street now dominated by three interconnecting buildings offering strata title apartments and five-
I haven't been able to trace any use of the site immediately after the closure of the President in 1990 -
Not sure about the eating facilities, but you can bet your bottom dollar we couldn't afford it for regular lunches now!