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76 Athelstan Road,, CAMBERWELL VIC 3124 - Property No B6663
Built in c 1915 for John Payne a notable draper and clothing merchant, Rokeby is of local historical and architectural significance. Historically, Rokeby is of significance as the home of the founder of Payne's "Bon Marche", a household name throughout the State, at least until the late 1960s. Distinguished in the street by its size and grounds, Payne's residence in Camberwell is indicative of the character of the homes of principal commercial figures in Melbourne in the earlier twentieth century.
Rokeby is also of architectural significance as a distinctive design which falls outside typical Federation house styles. It is set in a period garden and possesses a notable landscape frontage to the street via its mature hedge. It also contributes to a Federation and Bungalow era precinct.
Residential buildings (private)