MMDB - No data 4 2021
SKHS No date 4 2021
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81 Alma Road address
Probaly photograph John T Collins
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.
John L Blackburn
Western Australia Genealogical Society Member No 13058
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.
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.
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.
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