On the south side of Alma Road, 'Moira' once the home of Nicholas Fitzgerald MLC, still looks splendid.
On the southeast corner of Alma and Chapel Streets, hidden behind apartments, is the early1860s home of one of St Kilda's first councillors Alexander Fraser.
This was a single storey, double fronted villa built in 1865 for Sir Archibald Michie, probably as an investment property.
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81 Alma Road address
Probaly photograph John T Collins
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.
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).