Grove Lodge was constructed circa 1895 for dairy farmer Robert Graham when Ashgrove was a predominantly rural area. The Victorian era villa makes a fine contribution to the streetscape of Ashgrove Avenue and is significant as evidence of Ashgrove's development as a farming district and elite residential suburb during the late nineteenth century.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as a late nineteenth century villa built when Ashgrove was still a farming community and as a remnant of the dairy industry.
d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places
as a fine example of a nineteenth century timber and tin villa.
e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance
as a Victorian era timber and tin villa that makes a fine contribution to the streetscape of Ashgrove Avenue.
NOTE: The purpose of this report is
to provide a general reference source of information
about the main historical and descriptive features that
contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage
place. It is based on available evidence and may be
re-assessed if further information becomes available.
It is NOT an official report and does not in any way
replace the official Heritage Register entry, which
can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner
should undertake a thorough conservation study of the
heritage place before any action is taken which may
affect its significance as a heritage listed place.
For further information please phone Council on 3403