Vic Rep Men, 50-51; Serle in ADB, XI, pp 595-8.Cooper, The History of St Kilda, I, p 256. Reputedly built by solicitor John Barter Bennett. Raggatt, 'St Kilda', p 19 & App A, p 3. Built 1854 for John Barter Bennett, solicitor (appears in 1854 illustration with a hipped roof); occ in 1858 by Robert Bennett; in 1866 by Brush, jeweller (photo in his time shows surrounding ss ver interrupted by classical portico, on top of which is an open balcony with sway-bellied ci. Early description indicates it was not built in 1852.Age, 26 Nov 1859, p 4. Birth notice. On 21 Nov at Tandragee [sic] House, St Kilda, birth of son to Mrs Robert Bennett.TS Note: Robert Bennett born at Tanderagee, Amargh, Ireland.TS Note: No private address listed for J B Bennett in 1857, 1858. JBB first found at Dandenong Rd qv in Tanner 1859 (also, Sinclair gives description of property of - Bennett in Dandenong Rd qv). S&K 1859, S&M 1863 has Robert Bennett at the sw cnr Fitzroy & Acland Sts. By S&M 1870, Guthrie, John (Inspector General of Customs), & S&M 1874 Wilson, George.TS Note: Possibly Argus, 22 Sep 1857 [?np] - Robertson & Hale tenders for villa near the Village Belle, StK for J Bennet qv but more probable tender notice is Argus, 14 Aug 1852, p 2 - GW tenders for dwg hse at StK for Robert Bennett.Annotation in Raggatt, 'St Kilda' identifies this as Vardy plan No. 5 W W , lot 40. Clearly shown on 1854 Black plan and 1856-7 Kearney plan.See also Sinclair, Beauties, description of property of Robert Bennett.