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Early Cottage


This cottage was built circa 1888 for George Knox as a speculative development designed to benefit from its locality to busy Albion Station. As an 1880s timber and tin worker’s cottage, it represents the second stage of Albion’s development which occurred after the arrival of the railway in 1882.


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

    as an example of working class housing built during Albion’s development in the late nineteenth century.

  • d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places

    as a substantially intact example of an 1880s timber and tin workers cottage.

Place details
At 58 Grove Street , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Accommodation - Cottage
Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed circa 1888
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Victorian - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Early Cottage

(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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