Basic Site Details

Name: Newmarket Haven, Mr Rigby's residence
Town, district or village: Newmarket
City or county: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Grid ref:
Notes: Advertiser 9 April 1886:

ARCHITECTURE. An important addition has been made to the architecture of the borough of Flemington and Kensington by the com pletion of Mr. J. E. Rigby's residence in Canterbury street. The building, which is constructed of brick and cement, as in the most modern style of architecture, and occupies an imposing position on the brow of the hill, its large tower, 34 feet high, forming a conspicuous landmark, and commanding an unrivalled view of Melbourne, the bay and surrounding country. The house contains twelve good rooms, and there is a handsome verandah laid in Minton tiles, &c., on three sides. The drawing and dining rooms are each 18 feet by 15 feet, and communicate with folding doors, so that when desirable, a capital ball room can be immediately provided. The dimensions of the land on which the building itself is erected are 52 feet by 100 feet but of course the total dimensions are much greater, in fact the land runs right back to Dover street. The building has been carried out from plans prepared by Mr. A. E .Duguid, architect, Collins street, and Racecourse road, New market, and is another striking proof of his taste and skill. A few such residences must immensely improve the amenities of the borough, and it is to be hoped that Mr. Rigby's enterprise will speedily find imitators.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Villa  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Canterbury Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11886 Build/construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Alexander Eliezer (or Eleazer) DuguidJoinerA1886  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Rigby, Mr 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1North Melbourne Advertiser9 April 1886