...some notes from a long time ago...
The fellowship of believers gathered in the Progress Hall every Sunday for the next 4 years, when they bought a building from the Tylden Baptist Church, not far from Woodend, and had it transported to Altona on trailer pulled by a steam tractor (I wonder how long it took).
It was erected on the block next to the Progress Hall in Sargood St and in 1928, during the ministry of AG Coventry, the congregation officially became the Altona Baptist Church and were constituted into the Baptist Union of Victoria with Laurence and Annie recognised as Foundation Members.
In 1931, the Progress Hall and the land on which it stood, was purchased by the Church Members and the Hall got a face-lift to make it more like a Church.
Soon after World War 2, the Hall was rotated to face Sargood St, where it stands today - after quite a few face-lifts.
The Tylden building was used as a Sunday School until it was demolished in the 1960s and replaced with the present Church Hall