William Henry Felstead 2
- Born: 1856, Melbourne, Australia 3
- Marriage: Sarah Overend in 1879 in Melbourne, Australia 1
Australian Storekeepers and Trades Journal 30/12/1909 p23 A mention of W H Felstead of Beith,Schleiss & Felstead - is this him?
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Blair Athol was built in 1870 for Mr William Campbell, squatter, who lived there until 1883.1 Mr Edward Felstead, formerly of Church Street, Brighton, was resident there in 1890. The Blair Athole estate extended from Hartley Street, formerly Foote's Lane, and Leslie Street, named after a former land owner in the immediate vicinity, to the Brighton Beach railway station. Access was off Foote's Lane. By 1904, William H Felstead, of Beath, Schiess and Company and committee member of the Citizen's Reform League, was in residence there and in 1906, Mrs Catherine Menzies, lived at Blair Athol. A portion of the estate was subdivided in 1906, and in 1912, following the death of Catherine Menzies, the balance was subdivided.
Blair Athol is a double-storey Victorian bichromatic brick house. Walls are of dark brown brick with cream brick dressings. The house incorporates a number of Gothic-inspired elements, including pointed segmental-arched window heads with dog tooth ornamentation to reveals, chamfered stone mullions and reveals to windows and a steeply pitched slate roof. The timber-framed windows have louvered timber shutters. The roof has bracketed eaves, small ventilators and cast iron finials, and is penetrated by coupled cream brick chimney stacks with corbelled brick caps. The house is surrounded by an established garden. The fence at the corner of Menzies Avenue and Hartley Street is an important remnant of the former boundary of the Blair Athol estate.
William married Sarah Overend, daughter of Best Overend and Elizabeth Gould, in 1879 in Melbourne, Australia.1 (Sarah Overend was born in 1859 in Victoria 4 and died in 1941 in Victoria 5.)