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Acland House,(Extant) 41 Acland Street

Front elevation 3.8.2010 Front elevation 3.8.2010 photo by Peter Johnson
Other Names

Waratah Guest House

Date Built

1870 or prior


Richard Schlesinger


[-1870-] Richard Schlesinger, architect, investor, company manger, pastoralist

[-1887] George Paterson Wilson (1840?-1923), station manager, pastoralist


Site was subdivided from Crown Allotment 5, purchased by Sir James Frederick Palmer (1803-1871), medical practitioner and politician at the first St Kilda Crown Land sale on 1842.12.7.




MMDB Entry 3969 https://aai.app.unimelb.edu.au/apex/f?p=198:5:6997984316221::NO:RP:P5_ID:3969


  Source Summary or [note]


1870.2.28 p.2

Sales by Auction

Tuesday March 15 by order of Richard Schlesinger previous to his contemplated departure for England. [description of various properties follow including Acland House]



1873.3.4 p.2

Sales by Auction

Monday, March 17. Household furniture and effects. Instructions form R. Schlesinger who is leaving for Europe by the March mail. [Description follows].



1887.3.30 p.3

Sales by Auction

This day. Large family residence, Acland House containing 15 rooms, 2 bathrooms and outhouses. Fraser & Co have received instructions from G P Wilson in consequence of his leaving to reside in New South Wales.

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Beautifully restored house set back form Acland Street