Architectural drawing - 18 Arundel Crescent, Surrey Hills by Margaret Picken, 1989
From the Collection of Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Heritage Collection 1 Bedford Avenue Surrey Hills Victoria
- Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 18 Arundel Crescent, Surrey Hills (VIC) by Margaret Picken. The drawing, dated 1989 , was commissioned by the Woodards real estate company.
- architectural drawing, houses, surrey hills / mont albert (vic.), artists, margaret picken 1950-, californian bungalow, arundel crescent
- Margaret Picken (1950-) trained and worked as a cartographic draftsman from 1968-1975 within the mining industry. These skills were readily transferable to work as a property illustrator for the real estate industry.
This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a range of real estate agents in Melbourne between c.1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated.
Margaret Picken approached a number of historical societies in July 2020 with a view to donating her work. Sketches for post code 3127 are held by this collection. Others for suburbs including Ashburton, Balwyn, Camberwell, Canterbury, Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, Glen Iris, Hawthorn, Kew, Mont Albert North and Nunawading have been donated to the relevant historical group in those suburbs. (See Balwyn Historical Society, Box Hill Historical Society, Camberwell Historical Society, Hawthorn Historical Society, Kew Historical Society, Whitehorse Historical Society). In some cases, this collection also has a copy of the matching newspaper advertisement.
- These drawings have merit in themselves, but are also important as adjuncts to identifying architectural styles and eras. As each drawing is notated with the year of creation, it is a valuable record for current residents and family historians, especially where there have been alterations to the original design and even more so if the property has been demolished.
- 18 ARUNDEL CRES. S. HILLS / MARGARET PICKEN '89 / WOODARDS ~ C'WELL
- 23 Aug 2020 at 6:38PM