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Crown Allotment 178A

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part plan P3416-2 [north to right of image] part plan P3416-2 [north to right of image] Parish of Prahran, Lands Department, PROV
 Grantee:  James McCulloch
 Date of Purchase:  1857.12.21
 Date of 1st sale:  ?1866
 Date of Subdivision:  1918

James McCulloch purchased this allotment at the Government Land Sale held on 21 December 1857. It was probably sold a short time later to a new owner who commissioned Lloyd Tayler architect to design a villa on the site in the Cottage orné style. See Fernacres.

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1. Argus 1857.12.22 p.4  Crown Land Sale

The Melbourne monthly series of Government land sales were resumed yesterday at Messrs. W. M. Tenant and Co.'s rooms. The attendance was by no means numerous. ...

Suburban Lots, Prahran County of Bourke, Parish of Prahran. Fronting Alma road, lot 3, 5 acres and 12 perches, £90 per acre, James McCulloch

2. Argus 1863.07.25 p.3


Tenders are invited until August 5, inclusive for the erection of a villa in the Alma road east, St Kilda. Lloyd Tayler, architect.

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Peter Johnson

Peter has been a resident and practicing architect in St Kilda for over 33 years. He comes from a long line of architects, engineers and builders going back at least 5 generations with various branches of his family having lived in the South Melbourne and St Kilda area since 1859.

He has researched and written on a range of architectural and local history subjects, and has contributed to the Australian Dictionary of Biography and the Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture.

Peter has acted as the Society's heritage officer since 2002 and was its president from 2009 until 2015.

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