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Seaforth, 1 Esplanade

Aerial view of Seaforth 1933 Aerial view of Seaforth 1933 Charles Daniel Pratt 1892-1968 photographer, SLV image H91.160/1630

This site was formed from a subdivision of Crown Allotment 1 in ca. 1843-1846.

Other names: none
Date built: ca 1873 - 1885
Demolished: ca 1970, land combined with no. 2 for the construction of a block of flats.
Architect: unknown
Builder: unknown
Cost: unknown
Owner: ?
Occupiers:  Mrs R. Annesley Billing (?-1885), Mrs Matilda Serrell (?-1894)
Description: Two storey rendered brick building designed in the Italianate style with balustraded parapet and corner balcony on front elevation.
History: This site was formed from a subdivision of Crown Allotment 1 in ca. 1843-1846. The site shows as property no. 43 on John Vardy plan 5WW (1873) having a timber house on it in the ownership of J. S. Johnston. By 1885 this had been replaced with a two-storied brick & render house.
   

MMBW detail base plan 1354 (April 1897), SLV Maps Collectionpart MMBW detail base plan 1354 (April 1897), SLV Maps Collection

  Source Description or [note]
1. John Vardy, Plans of the Borough of St Kilda, 1873, CPP Collection Plan 5WW, Property no. 43 - attached valuer's notes indicate owned by J. S. Johnston
2. Argus 1885.03.18 p.3 Monday March 30 at 11:00. Extensive sale of most costly household furniture … instructions from Mrs. R. Annesley Billing (in consequence of her leaving for a visit to England) … [description of furnishings follow]
3. Argus 1886.05.26 p.1 Cook and laundress wanted.
4. Argus 1894.02.10 p.2

Monday February 12 at 11:00.  Under instructions from  Mrs Matilda Serrell, on account of her leaving for Europe. … [description of furnishings follow]

5. Argus 1907.06.17 p.10 Seaforth, 1 Esplanade. - First class board and residence, gentlemen, hotel cuisine, smoke room etc.
     

H91.160 474cAerial view 1948, Charles Daniel Pratt, part image H91.160/474, SLV Pictures Collection

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