Esplanade

Esplanade

The original meaning of esplanade was a large, open, level area outside fortress or city walls to provide clear fields of fire for the fortress' guns. In modern usage the space allows people to walk for recreational purposes; esplanades are often on sea fronts, and allow walking whatever the state of the tide, without having to walk on the beach. Esplanades became popular in Victorian times when it was fashionable to visit seaside resorts.

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At the first St Kilda Crown Land sale on 7 December 1842, Thomas Black was the purchaser of Crown Allotment 7. The allotment was subsequently purchased by Thomas Jackson who had a single storey villa constructed on the site as…
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…