Lowther Hall is a magnificent former mansion in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon. Constructed in 1890, this epic 27 room residence was originally known as 'Earlsbrae Hall' and was built for wealthy local brewer Coiler McCracken. Just a year earlier Coiler's cousin, Alexander McCracken, had completed the massive 42 room mansion North Park just a short distance away.
Earlsbrae Hall was designed by renowned architect, R.A. Lawson. The building is a unique Classic revival design in Melbourne and is described as a Greek temple with beautifully detailed giant order Corinthian colonnade and Classical central portico with pediment and a balustraded parapet.
The mansion has been part of the Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School since it opened in 1920.