High Victorian in High Street Prahran

3 August 2022

Amazing house in High Street Prahran next to the old Mechanics Institute. I couldn’t find out anything, so @jdflemington came to the rescue! It was built in 1888, designed by Prockter & Ruck (#EdwinRuck), and described as ‘a modern Queen Anne residence’. It was commissioned by Dr Richard Wallace, a leading homeopathic practitioner, who left Australia in 1892, following the crash. You can see his initials by the door. He was replaced by Dr Percy Wisewould, still there in 1925 when he was photographed in front (@stonningtonlibraries) – you can see it’s lost some pediments. But it’s still great !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.