Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Dolls Point, Primrose House

Primrose House is located on the corner of Russell Avenue and Malua Street, in the southern suburb of Dolls Point. It was built in 1891 Victorian and was originally the Scarborough Hotel. It became a convalescent hospital for war wounded from 1913 and was then bought by the charity Dr Barnardos Homes to house orphans and abandoned children. It was renamed after it was purchased by St George District Hospital in 1936, whose chairman was Kogarah solicitor Herman B. Primrose.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful... and it stands out well against that sky.

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  2. That is one beautiful house, Jim. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It has quite a history in a relatively short time.

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  4. A little white delicious house! Arianna

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    1. Arianna, it's actually a soft pink which doesn't show up so well in the harsh midday sun.

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  5. love it! we have tons of those here too and the size of them looks kind of imposing ..

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  6. Wonderful historical post and great shot of historical hospital!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  7. we have to be on guard re primrose house, st george hospital have announced that the house is surplus for their requirements & will probably be sold off !!!!!.... HANG ON .... we the taxpayers own that property & we should have some say on its future . selling off probably means demolition & apartments built there . st george hospital have a track record of destroying our heritage, the last instance was the demolition of that fine victorian mansion "griffin house " that was located in the grounds of the hospital in kogarah .

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    1. Stephen, yes I saw the story about this in my local paper. It really will be terrible if it gets demolished.

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