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Mansion Kilwinning (MMBW)

By architect Tayler, Lloyd , 1869-70



Kilwinning (MMBW)
Service, Hon James
Dem [1965]

Street details

Balaclava Rd, 1 (se cnr Hotham St. MMBW ref)

Building details

58 F11

Construction details

Tayler, Lloyd
Lloyd Tayler & Wyatt

Source, Ilustrations and Features

Argus, 18 Nov 1869, p 3 - Lloyd Tayler, tenders for villa res at St Kilda for the Hon JS; RIBA Library online catalogue, house of Hon James Service, East St Kilda, by Lloyd Tayler, photo by D McDonald, St Kilda, amongst those presented by Lloyd Tayler, Hon Sec RIBA for the Colony of Victoria, 1876. Argus, 21 June 1876, p 3 - Lloyd Tayler & Wyatt, tenders for wanted for addns to stabling at Hon James Service's res, Balaclava; 21 Oct 1876, p 3 - LTD tenders for separate trades, labour only, addns to res at Balaclava; 25 Oct 1876, p 3 - LTL tenders for pntg, slating & plumbing hse at Bal; Annotation by Raggatt identifies this as Vardy plan No. 7 SW , lot 25. Argus, 23 Jan 1886, p 11 - to let Hon JS's mansion, Balaclava Rd, cnr Hotham St, StK, 2 st with splendid verandah & balcony to 3 sides, lookout on roof, dimensions of main rooms given, 4 acres. Murray, Sand, Swamp, p 109 - Sir James Service of Kilwinning, a future premier of Victoria; Serle in ADB, VI, 106-112. TS Note: A reference to this house is presumably Cooper, The History of St Kilda, I, p 233. A photograph of the house of James Service was among those sent in 1873 to the Vienna Exhibition illustrating palatial homes of the borough (of St Kilda). Clarke, Clarke of Rupertswood, p 56. James Service's marriage had broken up, and from the early 1860s he lived with Louisa Hoseason Forty, by whom he had several daughters.
TS Note: City of Port Phillip collection [SK 0454] in Raggatt, 'St Kilda', app A, p 36, c1872 photo, two storey with masonry ver & balc and balustraded parapet, very similar to Kamesburgh qv. SLV 793084, same image as above. RIBA Library photo LS 3436 [not sighted] ML slide, Imp Inst Album photo. HBV, p 122. Nat Trust FN 9. Photos, partial views of house & stables. SLV John Collins photo.