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Shawmut,(Demolished) 287 Carlisle Street

Shawmut Shawmut Donald McDonald (Photographer), Port Phillip City Collection sk0450

  • Date Built: 1887
  • First European Land Owner:

    To come

  • Owners and occupiers:

    Andrew Newell, whose family this was built for, was from Massachusetts.

    The name “Shawmut” most likely references the Shawmut Peninsula in Boston. Newell worked for his father’s company, Newell & Co., which represented American wool buyers and those in the shipping industry in Melbourne. He also became the chairman of the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia. Shawmut was demolished in the 1920s when the site was subdivided.

  • Architects:


  • Description:

    Two-storey house with Lombardic-style windows.

  • Sources:

    Reference/s: St Kilda Historical Society. (2018, December). Mansions of East St Kilda: Shawmut 287 Carlisle Street, Balaclava. St Kilda Times, (226), 6. Retrieved from https://stkildahistory.org.au/news-and-events/newsletters

    Melbourne Mansions Database 3930

  • Compiled by: Peter Johnson and Sally Moore
  • Last updated: Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Now demolished located between Westbury and Carlisle Ave