Braemar - 178 George Street. EAST MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Braemar: 178 George Street, EAST MELBOURNE


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Building Profile

Name : Braemar


Address: 178 George Street

Postcode: 3002

Construction Details

Built: 1865
Original use: Residential (Mansion)
Current use: Residential (Mansion)

Built in the Victorian period in the Colonial Georgian/Regency style

Notable features

This is one of East Melbournes finest residences. The central mass with fine mouldings and wrought iron railings is enhanced by a handsome porch and unusual verandah which incorporates Terrys special columns. These three elements make a distinctive composition and with their fine detailing epitomise Terrys conservative Classical style. The house is an outstanding feature of the East Melbourne precinct.


The two storey residence, Braemar, at 178 George Street was erected in 1865 by Corben and Wilson for William Bowen, a noted Collins Street chemist. The architect was Leonard Terry. The house was later occupied by Jenkins Collier, a financier and director of the City of Melbourne Bank. He went bankrupt in the boom period. The rendered brick structure has a single storey verandah and rendered brick entrance porch.

Architect: Leonard Terry

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