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Cnr Scallan & Ligar Streets,, STAWELL VIC 3380 - Property No B7035
Oban, built for mine owner Edward Simmons in 1897-98 to the design of Kempson and Conolly, is of local architectural and historical significance.
Architecturally, Oban is a fine example of a large "transition style" house, featuring elements of both late Victorian and Edwardian residential architecture. Its large size, generous setting and central hill-top location make it a landmark in the town of Stawell, a significance it retains despite the loss of the verandah.
Historically, it is important as the only real "mansion" built by any of the citizens of Stawell made rich by gold in the nineteenth century, and is a monument to Edward Simmons, one of the great Stawell gold tycoons.
Residential buildings (private)