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Residence 'Argyle'


This uniquely designed house was constructed circa 1890 for Andrew Ferguson during Albion’s development as a residential suburb. Named ‘Argyle’, the house was divided into flats in the 1960s but restored in the 1980s and continues to make a fine contribution to the streetscape.


  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as a late nineteenth century house built during Albion’s earliest residential development.

  • e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance

    as a late nineteenth century house that makes a strong contribution to the streetscape due to its prominent location and unique architectural style.

Place details
At 40 McLennan Street , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed circa 1890
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Federation - Composite
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Residence 'Argyle'

(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)

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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 8888.

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