Friday, 24 October 2014

Abbotsford House

Abbotsford House is heritage listed house with views of Abbotsford Bay, in the inner west suburb of Abbotsford. It was built by physician, philanthropist and politician Sir Arthur Renwick in 1878 in the Victorian architectural style. The suburb took its name from this house which was named after Abbotsford in the United Kingdom, the residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. In 1920 it became the site of a Nestlé chocolate factory, with the house used initially for chocolate production and later as their administrative offices. The factory was closed in 1991 and the estate was redeveloped with medium-density residential apartments known as Abbotsford Cove, while preserving the historic house.

19 comments:

  1. Jim, absolutely beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Victorian yes, but with some very unusual and interesting architectural elements. What happened to the Nestlé chocolate factory?

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  3. What a lavish place! There's an Abbotsford House here too, but rather different.

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  4. What a gorgeous place, beautiful skies and your captures are superb as always, Jim!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend!!

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  5. that's a beauty! glad it was preserved! love the two turrets and the copper tops on them!

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  6. Beautiful building juxtaposed again that gorgeous blue sky!

    happy weekend to you.

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. what a gorgeous building, love the turrets.

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  8. What a cool house. I am glad that it is preserved.

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  9. They sure knew how to I've in those days. So glad it has been preserved.

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  10. Great shot of this fantastic heritage building and its garden. Jim.
    Thanks for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

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