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Portable Iron Houses, Melbourne


  • Type: House
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1853/00/00 Probably built by Morewood and Rogers c 1853, Abercrombie Cottage is home to Andrew Abercrombie, a Scottish migrant, his wife Mary and her sister Ann.
1854/00/00 ET Bellhouse and Co Fabricator An iron house fabricated in Manchester, England, at the Eagle Foundry, is assembled in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. Put together in Britain, the houses were taken apart, pieces labelled then packed into crates and shipped ready to be reassembled. History of Prefabricated Homes
1855/00/00 By 1855 South Melbourne has nearly 100 portable buildings, of which Patterson House is on its original site. Abercrombie House and Bellhouse were relocated to the current sites from North Melbourne and Fitzroy.
1860/00/00 By 1860, a brick kitchen added at Abercrombie Cottage. Andrew Abercrombie, his wife Mary, her sister Ann and Ann's new husband live here with five children.

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Particulars for Portable Iron Houses, Melbourne:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Building Type House
Material Iron
Construction method Prefabricated
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History




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