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Kew Historical Society Inc Kew, Victoria

Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958.

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PO Box 175 Kew Victoria 3101

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1. KHS Office & Archive - 1 Civic Drive, Kew VIC 3101. Wednesdays 10.00am - 4.00pm / 2. Exhibitions & Public enquiries - 188 High Street, Kew VIC 3101. Fridays & Saturdays 11am - 1 pm.

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1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

The Kew Historical Society was founded in 1958. Its extensive collection of audiovisual resources, costumes, textiles, books, documents, maps and artefacts have been donated by individuals, families, groups and institutions (including local government) over a sixty-year period. The Society was declared a Class-B Place of Deposit for Government Records in August 2019. The collection includes items of local, statewide and national significance (Russell E, Significance Assessment, 2018) and in 2019/20 received a further grant for a Preservation Needs Assessment from the National Library of Australia. These records are digitised by the Kew Historical Society on Victorian Collections for the purposes of education and preservation. If you believe that we have infringed your copyright please contact us and we will remove the material from the site.

Significance

The collection as a whole fulfills the criteria for very strong historical, aesthetic and research significance at a local level. It also has many outstanding associations with state themes, figures and events and quite a few that resonate at a national level. The costume and textiles, map and picture collections each have very strong historical, research and aesthetic significance of their own accord. The degree of their significance is greatly enhanced by all of the comparative criteria: interpretive value, provenance, condition, integrity, rarity and representativeness.

The costume collection has a very high degree of aesthetic significance for its beauty, quality and workmanship. There are some items that are associated with nationally significant designers, or with Kew donors who have made an impact on society at a local and a state level (ie Prue Acton, Jinoel of Melbourne, Oggi Fashion House). The strong degree of provenance and high quality of the design and dressmaking that went into the production of these clothes strengthens the research significance of this sub-collection for those interested in fashion, textiles and dressmaking. This costume collection includes items that date back to the 1850s (patchwork Denbigh quilt) through to the 1980s, and that reflect changing styles, technologies, textiles and production methods.

The picture collection has some items that have high local significance such as the Josiah Barnes photograph ‘Kew proclaimed a city’, which was taken on that day – 10 March 1921, and the ‘Unveiling of the Kew War Memorial’ on August 30 1925 in front of an audience of over 5,000 people and presided over by the Kew Mayor and the Governor of Victoria. Both of these important images also have significance to state and national processes of municipal development and memorializing war. The mayoral portraits (part of the picture collection) have a very high degree of historical and research significance for their associations, enhanced by strong provenance and technical qualities. Eminent photographers took many of the portraits and the subjects are people who have made a significant contribution to the welfare and development of Kew and, in the case of some of the Mayors in this collection, of the state or even the nation. This includes people such as Stanley Argyle (Premier of Victoria 1932-35) and William Kerr (influential businessman and federal government advisor in the early decades of the 20th century). The significance threshold of this sub-collection is therefore likely to be of state significance at the least.

The maps and plans number some 300 or more and include some fascinating and important maps beyond the MMBW sub-collection that, itself, holds some unique items and has been discussed at length in this report. Other much earlier and hand drawn maps such as ‘Back to Kew’ (c.1875) and ‘Site of the first house in Kew Central’ (undated) are historically fascinating. In the case of ‘Back to Kew’ it is the detail of the built, natural and social landscape of Kew, which was also annotated and added to several times in subsequent decades to show the development of the area. In the case of ‘Site of the first house in Kew Central’ it is the careful recording of the garden layout and the nature of domesticity in these early days of European settlement that is both fascinating and rare to find in any local history collection. While not all the items are original the map and plan collection has a very high degree of historical and research significance.

Provenance for much of the collection is strong, and therefore supportive of its historical, research and interpretive value. Certainly the interpretive capacity for understanding a detailed and nuanced history of Kew on many levels, as well as touching or reflecting on wider stories on a state or national stage is very high.

Russell, Emma, 'Kew Historical Society Significance Assessment | Collection', [email protected], 2018

Cameron Auty 26 April 2016 9:48 AM

Amazing hat collection, these are a great addition to the site - Site admin.

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Architectural Drawing - 75 Walpole Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 75 Walpole Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

75 WALPOLE ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '90 / WOODARDS ~

Architectural Drawing - 75 Walpole Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 75 Walpole Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

75 WALPOLE ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '90 / WOODARDS ~

Architectural Drawing - 74B Walpole Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 74B Walpole Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

74B WALPOLE ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '90 / WOODARDS ~ C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 64-68 Walpole Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 64-68 Walpole Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

64-68 WALPOLE ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~96 / WOODARDS ~ HAW

Architectural Drawing - 54 Walpole Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 54 Walpole Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

54 WALPOLE ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '91 / WOODARDS ~

Architectural Drawing - 5/35 Walpole Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 5/35 Walpole Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

5/35 WALPOLE ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '91 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 23 Walpole Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 23 Walpole Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

23 WALPOLE ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '93 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 26 Walmer Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 26 Walmer Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

26 WALMER ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '96 / WOODARDS ~

Architectural Drawing - 12 Walmer Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 12 Walmer Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

12 WALMER ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '99 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 1/10 Walmer Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 1/10 Walmer Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

1/10 WALMER ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~91 / WOODARDS ~

Architectural Drawing - 32 O'Shaughnessy Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 32 O'Shaughnessy Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

32 O'SHAUGHNESSY ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~92 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 15 O'Shaughnessy Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 15 O'Shaughnessy Street, Kew, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

15 O'SHAUGHNESSY ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '90 / WOODARDS ~ C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 10 O'Shaughnessy Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 10 O'Shaughnessy Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

10 O'SHANGHNESSY ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '95 / WOODARDS ~ HAWTHORN

Architectural Drawing - 5 O'Shaughnessy Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 5 O'Shaughnessy Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

5 O'SHAUGHNASSY ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '93 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 7 Orford Avenue, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 7 Orford Avenue, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

7 ORFORD AVE., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '91

Architectural Drawing - 112 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 112 Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

112 NORMANBY RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '98 / WOODARDS ~ HAWTHORN

Architectural Drawing - 92 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 92 Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

92 NORMANBY RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '99 / WOODARDS ~ C'WELL

Architectural Drawing - 77 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 77 Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

77 NORMANBY RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '98 / WOODARDS ~ HAWTHORN

Architectural Drawing - 66 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 66 Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

66 NORMANBY RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '93 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 3/65 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 3/65 Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

3/65 NORMANBY RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '99 / WOODARDS ~ BALWYN

Architectural Drawing - 48 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 48 Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

48 NORMANBY RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '92 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 46 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 46 Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

46 NORMANBY RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN 2003 / WOODARDS ~ HAW

Architectural Drawing - 42 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 42 Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

42 NORMANBY RD., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '89 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 1&2/70 Normanby Road, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 1&2/112A Normanby Road, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

UNITS 1&2/70 HARP RD.[ actually 1&2/112A NORMANBY RD], KEW / MARGARET PICKEN 2000 / WOODARDS ~ HAWTHORN

Architectural Drawing - 4 Myrtle Avenue, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 4 Myrtle Avenue, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

4 MYRTLE AVE., KEW / PICKEN © 2002 / FLETCHERS

Architectural Drawing - 27 Munro Street, Kew East

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 27 Munro Street, Kew East by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

27 MUNRO ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '88 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 11 Mountain Grove, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 11 Mountain Grove, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

11 MOUNTAIN GVE., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN ~91 / WOODARDS ~

Architectural Drawing - 121 Mount Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 121 Mount Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

121 MOUNT ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN © 2000 / FLETCHERS REAL ESTATE

Architectural Drawing - 93 Mount Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 93 Mount Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

93 MOUNT ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '~93 / WOODARDS ~ KEW

Architectural Drawing - 91 Mount Street, Kew

Kew Historical Society Inc, Kew

Pen and ink architectural drawing on drafting film of 91 Mount Street, Kew by Margaret Picken.

Historical information

This architectural drawing is one of a series created by Margaret Picken for a number of real estate agents in Melbourne between 1983 and 2005. Each work is signed and dated by the artist.

Significance

The series of architectural drawings in the Picken Collection are invaluable assets for identifying architectural features and styles. The year in which the drawing was created is also a valuable record for house historians, as a number of the properties depicted have either been altered since that date or demolished.

Inscriptions & Markings

91 MOUNT ST., KEW / MARGARET PICKEN '89 / WOODARDS ~ KEW