‘Garmure’, 26 Russell Street, Surrey Hills was built c. 1887 and renovated c1988. This photo was taken after renovation of the rear of the house when the corner tower was added.
1890: Mr Caffin
1910: Miss Agnes Campbell Hutchinson Orr
1930 – 1988: Sextons
Miss Orr was born in Hutchesontown, Glasgow to Francis Orr (1834-1859) and Jane McDonald. Her father died soon after her birth and her mother married Thomas Blood. She had a half-brother Robert McDonald Blood. In 1903 she, her brother and mother were living in Boundary Road. She is buried with them in Kew Cemetery. She died aged 57 on 1 December 1926.
A black and white photograph of a Queen Anne Style weatherboard house with a return veranda. The roof is corrugated iron. There is a picket fence along the front and a driveway on the left had side of the building.