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Alma Road

Named after the Battle of the Alma (20 September 1854), usually considered as the first battle of the Crimean War (1853–1856), which took place just south of the River Alma in the Crimea. An Anglo-French force under General St. Arnaud and Lord Raglan defeated General Menshikov's Russian army, which lost around 6,000 troops

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Charnwood House (demolished) 22-24 Alma Road

Charnwood House (demolished) 22-24 Alma Road

Set high in the hill in St Kilda. the house designed by Samual Jackson must have had an imposing presence. Because of the size of the Estate it was subdivided many times before the eventual demolition of the house. The collection of photos of this is rather depressing and was fully recorded by 

Built as a residence for Octavius Browne in 1851 and designed by Samuel Jackson, Charnwood House was located in one of the highest positions in St Kilda.

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Toldara (extant) 40 Alma Road

Toldara (extant) 40 Alma Road

Toldara is a stunning building which is almost impossible to find as it's facade has been surrounded by blocks of flats. despite this it continues to inspre awe and surprise.

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The Priory (Extant) 61 Alma Road

The Priory (Extant) 61 Alma Road

This is a magnificent building which is in excellent condition belying its age. Originally built as a school it is now used as a private residence. It is late Victorian in the American Romanesque style. Information on this bulding and it history has been extracted from Citation 289 CoPP.

Though technically desscired as the work of Elleker and Kilburn, Kilburn's trip to America has been extensively documented by Miles Lewis skkowing his detailed work in the American Romanesque Style.

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Sandhurst (Extant) 101 Alma Road

Sandhurst (Extant) 101 Alma Road

Sandhurst is one of the few remaining mansions along this section of Alma Road which is both visible and intact. It is in a collections of buildings on this site including one of the few remaining mansions with its stables intact. The front forcourt has an block of flacts added in 1926. The full recording of this iste is on the City of Port Phillip Heritage under Citation

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Graylings, (demolished)107 Alma Rd

Graylings, (demolished)107 Alma Rd

Graylings was one of a series of mansions located opposite Alma Park. SKHS has recently been provided with an image of the original mansion and information about its female inhabitants at the turn of the century.

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Faireleight (Extant) 134 Alma Road

Faireleight (Extant) 134 Alma Road

Now known as Alma House, this address was once the site of Faireleight Ladies College/Clyde School for Girls before it relocated to Hanging Rock in the 1920s.

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Wahroonga  (extant) 138 Alma Road

Wahroonga (extant) 138 Alma Road

Single storey brick villa built pre 1873.

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Farnley (Demolished) 142 Alma Road

Farnley (Demolished) 142 Alma Road

This was a single storey, double fronted villa built in 1865 for Sir Archibald Michie, probably as an investment property.

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Waitara (extant) 19 Hotham Street

Waitara (extant) 19 Hotham Street

A large single storey villa built for Archibald Michie in 1854 to the designs of Ohlfsen Bagge architect.

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Yanakie, (Extant) 161 Alma Road

Yanakie, (Extant) 161 Alma Road

Built for William Wilmot Couche, merchant and businessman. He was the founder of Couche Calder & Co and directed several insurance companies. Although it still stands at the same Alma Road address (under the name "Wavenhoe"), the street Wavenhoe Avenue has since been constructed through the property’s gardens and most of its land sold off.

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Westphalia (demolished) 182-190 Alma Road

Westphalia (demolished) 182-190 Alma Road

Built on an eight-acre block, and featured a drawing room, bay window and ballroom. The part of the block fronting Alma Road was eventually sold off in the early 1900s and the address of the house became 24 Lansdowne Road (since demolished).

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Fernacres (demolished) 215-217 Alma Road No image

James McCulloch purchased Crown Allotment 178A at the Government Land Sale 21 December 1857.

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Herford,(Demolished) 203-211 Alma Road

Herford,(Demolished) 203-211 Alma Road

Hertford/Herford was one of the most important houses to be built along Alma Road. Over time the land gradually increased in size and its gardens were a wonder to behold.  It's first owner was Frederick Christian Lange (1832-1888) purchased Crown Allotment 172A sometime between 1864 and 1870, This file includes photographs taken by .

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