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By architect Johnson, Arthur Ebden , 1857 pre [dem 1910]



Ebden, Charles Hotson [-1857- 1864-] Smith, Hon Dr Louis L [-1878- 1885-]

Street details

Melbourne (Melb)
Collins St, 51 [south side bet Exhibition St & Spring St]

Building details

1B N9

Construction details

Johnson, Arthur Ebden
Reed Henderson & Smart
1857 pre [dem 1910]

Source, Ilustrations and Features

S&K 1857 CHE, 182 Collins St east [south side bet Stephen St & Spring St] S&K 1861 CHE, MLA, 182 Collins St east S&M1864 CHE, MLA, 182 & 184 Collins St east Argus, 25 May 1878, p 11 - anon tenders called for colouring & cleaning res of LLS; Argus, 9 May 1885, p 14 - Reed Henderson & Smart tenders for addns to res of Hon LLS, Collins St E; Journal of RVIA, Sep 1905, p 144 - Smith & Johnson designed Ebden's house in CollinsSt. Leavitt & Lilburn, Jub Hist, I, pt III, pp 12-13 - Hon Dr L L Smith biog & illus of house. Casey, An Aust Story, pp 115 ff - her father Charles Ryan, surgeon, had no 37 Collins St, next door Building, 12 December 1910, p 26: old house of Dr L L Smith in Collins St being pulled down. Annear, A City Lost and Found, pp 249-250: Ebden's house, built in the 1840s (wrong). L L Smith's son, Sir Harold Gengoult Smith, born there. It was acquired in 1911 by Pearson Tewksbury of the adjoining Oriental Hotel, and demolished to build a new wing on the hotel
Leavitt & Lilburn, Jub Hist, I, pt III, pp 12-13 - illus Lewcock, Colonial Architecture in South Africa, photo of 'Belmont', J B Ebden senior's house at Rondebosch, Capetown, c 1835: doric portico in antis. SLV Picture Collection SPF H10194, coloured drawing, c1890, res of Hon Dr L L Smith, Collins St. Commercial album of Victoria, p 50, etching , Dr L L Smith residence, almost certainly the same as Jubilee History image. RHSV SPD 34, excellent undated b&w photo.