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Mansion Herford Hereford (MMBW) Hertford

By architect Tayler, Lloyd , 1870-1 1877 1878 1885

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Specifications

Herford Hereford (MMBW) Hertford
Lange, F C Officer, William
Dem

Street details

St Kilda
PORT PHILLIP
St Kilda
Alma Rd [bet Orrong Rd & Alexandra St, Vardy plan identifies as being on approx sw cnr Lansdown St, vicinity Hertford St. MMBW ref is Lansdowne Rd, originally Pine Hill Gve, sw cnr Alma Rd, vicinity Hertford St, Kurrajong & Kalymna Av.]

Building details

IN
1058
27/6/1997
58 G9 - G10

Construction details

Tayler, Lloyd
1870-1 1877 1878 1885

Source, Ilustrations and Features

Argus, 20 Oct1870, p 3 - LT tenders for villa res in Alma St, East StK for FCL Argus, 29 Oct 1877, p 3 - LT tenders for addns & altns to stables in Alma St, StK for FCL; Annotation by Raggatt identifies this as Vardy plan No. 8 N W , lot 2. Argus,11 Nov 1878, p 3 - LT tenders for constr of greenhouse & erection of Conservatory, E StK for FCL Argus, 29 Apr 1885, p 3 - LT tenders for peach house & fernery, Alma Rd, East StK for FCL S&M 1885 Lange, F C, Alma Rd, Caulfield (no side given, bet Orrong Rd & Alexander [sic] St) S&M 1887 Lange, F C, 'Herford' , Alma Rd east, St Kilda Argus, 3 March, 1888, p 15. Auction notice - 'Herford', the elegant mansion of F C Lange erected for the owner on nearly 15 acres at Alma & Inkerman Rds, East St Kilda. Two storey with ver & balcony to 3 sides, with an elegant conservatory on the west connecting it with the ballroom. The music room or ballroom, 35 ft by 23 ft with bay window, is one of the most handsome rooms in the colony. Dimensions of rooms given. The large conservatory , 40 ft by 30 ft by 22 ft high, imported from Europe, is one of the most elegant & beautiful in the colony.The massive iron entrance gates and carriage drive enter from Herford St, etc. S&M 1900 Officer, Wm, 'Hereford', Alma Rd east, St Kilda City of Port Phillip Land Subdiv Plan Album, p 88. 'Hertford Estate, East St Kilda', describes 'Hertford' as a 15 roomed mansion with ballrooom 40ft by 20ft, 2 bathrooms, large stables, garage.
City of Port Phillip collection [SK 0453], 1873 photo in Raggatt 'St Kilda', app A, p 44(a). Two storey stuccoed iron ver & balc with wide segmental arched openings at ground floor. SLV 792868, same image as above. City of Port Phillip Land Subdiv Plan Album, p 88. 'Hertford Estate, East St Kilda', shows part of 'Hertford' site but house is obscured by trees. RHSV Nicholas Caire photo album AL 62, 'Herford', excellent [but faded] photos, house, garden, conservatory, grotto, etc.
Conservatory imported from Europe