29 Miller Street

29 Miller Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as Devon Lodge Source: The Age, 18/8/1877 pg8
Previous Address known as 14 Miller street before 1889 Source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 29/8/1859
Style Victorian, Early : 1840-1860
Builder James Jefson

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map.
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan.
  3. 1858 Benjarmin Cowderoy, first crown land purchaser.
  4. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7305206
Benjamin Cowderoy was the First Chairman of St Kilda.

In 1857 he was elected to the St Kilda Council, becoming its first Chairman.

For a great many years he acted as Government Valuer to both the Railway Department and the Victorian Probate Office.

Building Details

Notice of intent to build

Registration number: 572

Date: 29/8/1859

Owner and builder: James Jefson, [sic] (Jesson) 150 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Fee paid: 1.10.0

Type: 4 room brick house with a slate roof and private back yard garden.

Section: M. Lot 7.

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Heritage Significance and Listings

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Social History

1877. 14 Miller Street, known as Devon Lodge.

The Age

1862. James Jason (Jesson) lived at 14 Miller Street between John Riley and Alexander Duguid.

Sands & McDougall directory

1859. Mr James Jesson lived at 150 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne.

Sands & McDougall directory

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