Argus,17 July 1877, p 2 - auction of the late Mrs Cumming's Italian Romanesque Style villa by R & B, in Toorak Rd immediately opp Como.Argus, 1 Aug 1877, p 2. Auction this day. Instructed by the Hon John Cumming, MLC, to sell the elegant villa residence erected for the late Mrs Anne Cumming by Reed & Barnes. In Toorak Rd immediately opposite Como. House built of brick with slate roof in the ornamental Italian Romanesque style, with verandahs to 2 sides, entrance hall, drawing & dining rooms of ample dimensions, 3 bedrooms etc. Frontage of 100' to Toorak Rd by depth of 495'. S&M 1874 [1st listing] , 1875, 1876 Cumming, Mrs, senior, Gardiner's Creek Rd, Sth Yarra (south side near west cnr Williams Rd)S&M 1882 Hammond, Henry T [customs warehouse keeper & chief inspector of distilleries, breweries & excise], 'Allanvale', Toorak Rd [south side bet Cromwell Rd & Williams Rd]Stonnington [Prahran] Archives, subdivision plans book1, p 21. Mrs Cumming's lot shown on subdiv plan surveyed 16 Jan 1873. Lot to the immediate west of Mr Pike's property which has a wide frontage to Toorak Rd at the sw cnr Williams Rd.Stonnington [Prahran] Archives, subdivision plans book1, p 90 shows same lot with house in name of H Hammond.