Historical information

‘Eignbrook’ at 10 Pembroke Street was built 1904. Until the 1950s this area was the highest spot in the metropolitan area and ships in the Bay could be seen from ground level and views extended almost 360 degrees. A number of homes of this Edwardian period had viewing towers, the one in the photo being that of ‘Maroondah’ at 12 Pembroke Street. Photo taken by W V Hill. Courtesy: Mr William (Bill) Dempsey.

Physical description

Original sepia photograph of a weatherboard home in the Queen Anne style. It has a steep pitched iron roof. It has a woven wire fence across the front of the property and decorative gates. Mounted on white cardboard photo taped on 2 corners.

Inscriptions & markings

Back of photo is inscribed “Hills, 10 Pembroke St, Surrey Hills”.
Card has written underneath the photo, “10 Pembroke St, Home of Hills family, built 1904”