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MERCHISTON HALL

Location

2A GARDEN STREET GEELONG, Greater Geelong City

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H0192

Heritage Overlay Number

HO14

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION As Executive Director for the purpose of the Heritage Act 1995, I give notice under section 46 that the Victorian Heritage Register is amended ... more

Statement of Significance

Merchiston Hall, Geelong was built in 1856 as a residence for local businessman and politician, James Cowie, on a commanding site in Geelong. It was designed by local architects, Backhouse and Reynolds, to take advantage of views over Corio Bay and the newly established Botanic Gardens. James Cowie arrived in Port Phillip in 1840 and had established himself as a Geelong businessman by the following year. He was elected to the first Geelong Council in ... more

Year Construction Started 1856
Architectural Style Victorian Period (1851-1901) Italianate
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality GREATER GEELONG CITY

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