Historical information

This photograph is part of the Caulfield Historical Album 1972. This album was created in approximately 1972 as part of a project by the Caulfield Historical Society to assist in identifying buildings worthy of preservation. The album is related to a Survey the Caulfield Historical Society developed in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Caulfield City Council to identify historic buildings within the City of Caulfield that warranted the protection of a National Trust Classification.
Principal photographer thought to be Trevor Hart, member of Caulfield Historical Society. Most photographs were taken between 1966-1972 with a small number of photographs being older and from unknown sources. All photographs are black and white except where stated, with 386 photographs over 198 pages.


Victorian Heritage Database
No. 70 Orrong Road is important as an exceptionally ornate Boom style villa residence in the terraced form and in this respect is rare in Caulfield. Its architectural value is enhanced by its intact state and by the manner in which its bold architectural expression is carried through into the hallway and staircase.

Victorian Heritage Database - National Trust local significance 284 Orrong Road Caulfield
A house designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear in 1917 and believed to have been the first "all electric" house in Melbourne. It has been extensively altered.

Physical description

Page 164 - four photographs of 2 different houses on Orrong Road. The top left photo is in colour while the others are in black and white.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten: Orrong Road [top right] / Lisborn House [ (ed. correct name is LISBON HOUSE), under top left photo] / Lisborn House [under top right photo] / [under bottom right photo] / CORNER ORRONG ROAD AND PEARSON AVENUE / HOUSE BY DESBROWE ANNEAR [under bottom left photo] / 164 [bottom right]