Tuesday, 7 May 2019

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 in the Victorian style and was originally the Scarborough Hotel at the Sans Souci Pleasure Grounds. It became a convalescent hospital for war wounded from 1913 and 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, after chairman and solicitor Herman B. Primrose. It was used as an annex of the hospital until 1992 and then used as a day hospital for the frail and elderly. It was later restored and redeveloped and opened in 2018 as the Scots College Brighton Preparatory School for boys Kindergarten to Year 6.


  1. The building has had a colourful history. I do like that balcony.

  2. Viewed Primrose House today while exploring Brighton-Le-Sands area. Thankfully, your photo makes what I saw recognisable. Other pics are very misleading so thanks for that.

    1. Thanks for the feedback, John. I'm glad my photo helped.


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