Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Marrickville, house

This heritage listed building is located along Victoria Road in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. It was built in 1864 as a house for Robert Koll, a German migrant who established a tannery on this site. Scottish migrant John Vicars had established a successful woollen manufacturing business in Sydney and in 1894 his sons developed a new mill on this site. When the Vicars family took possession of the house, it was occupied by the families of William Vicars and Robert Vicars and became known as "The Mill House". The factory closed in the 1970s and the site was redeveloped in the 1980s into the Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre with the external walls preserved. The house was conserved and repaired to become the Centre Management Office.


  1. I'm happy it's still there and looks good. You can see the german influence in the style of it.

  2. Not seen that - which is weird as it's just down the road....will go and check out #SharonsSouvenirs

    1. It's a bit out of the way since the end of that road is now blocked to traffic.

  3. I am always thrilled when a significant mid 19th century building is preserved and protected.

  4. Such a pretty house -- I'm glad they saved it , al lot of history there.


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