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Displaying items by tag: St Kilda

No data MMDB

Published in Test category
Sunday, 16 May 2021 06:10

81 (demolished) Alma Road

MMDB - No data 4 2021

SKHS No date 4 2021

National Trust image only 81

81 Alma Road address

Probaly photograph John T Collins

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On 1 Feb 2015, at 8:50 pm, John Blackburn <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

Good morning,

 I am a Perth based genealogist and have hit one of the many genealogical “brick walls” and am hoping you can direct this query to someone in your society who may be able to assist.

 I am seeking information about a property called "Liswillow" in Barkly Street, St Kilda?  

 My interest in this property is that my 2nd great grand uncle- one Thomas Blackburn, died at "Liswillow"  aged 63 years on 12 Jan 1881. 

 In the late 1800's The Trove newspapers, several people seem to show up as having been either born and or having died there so I wonder if it might have been a small private hospital or perhaps a boarding house. 

 The only information I have about “Liswillow” is that the property was advertised in the newspapers for auction on 19 Feb 1872 when it was described as a 7 room cottage but there was no street number just said it was "near the Junction" and seemed to be a house with a pleasant description and quality furniture.

 Yours faithfully,

 John L Blackburn

Western Australia Genealogical Society Member No 13058

Hello John,

Liswillow, 20 Barkly Street was owned & occupied by Henry Westley, solicitor from 1872 to 1875.
Not sure when it was demolished, probably in the 1970s when an office building was built on the site. It is currently being redeveloped as an apartment tower block.
Unfortunately we have no pictures of the house in our files. However the attached extract from MMBW plan 1359 and the description in the advertisement should give you a good idea of the layout. It was single storey timber villa on a site 34 ft wide.
Best wishes with your research.
Published in Barkly Street
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 06:58

David Moore (1824-1898)

David Moore was a prominent business man of considerable wealth and property and Member of the first Parliament of Victoria, where he was a firm advocate of free trade policy.

Published in People
Monday, 10 May 2021 09:34

Eden Terrace (extant) 4-18 Dalgety Street

This three storey substantial terrace is Intact with the lower storey taking advantage of the hill slope. It's common garden is hidden at the rear of the buildings. 

Published in Dalgety Street
Monday, 10 May 2021 05:57

Crouch & Wilson Architects

Crouch & Wilson was established in 1857 as a partnership of Tasmanian-born Thomas J. Crouch (1833-1889) and Ralph Wilson (1827-1886) who had recently emigrated from London. They conbined to set up a prominent and distinguished architectural firm in Melbourne during the nineteenth century, designing some of St Kilda's most prestigous buildings.

Published in People
Monday, 10 May 2021 05:42

Lloyd Tayler (1830-1900)

Architect Lloyd Tayler was particularly active in St Kilda in the mid to late 19C designing several houses and mansions including 22-24 Princes Street (1856), ‘Fernacres’ (1863), ‘Marlton’ (1864), ‘Yanakie’ (1868), ‘Decomet’ (1870) ‘Hereford’ (or ‘Herford’, 1870), and ‘Pladda’ (1889).

Information from David Helms CoPP Heritage Architect

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