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Euroa. Italianate style residence  with classical elements in the main street of the town . Built for the town chemist in 1890. The house is named Blairgowrie. | by denisbin
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Euroa. Italianate style residence with classical elements in the main street of the town . Built for the town chemist in 1890. The house is named Blairgowrie.

Euroa.

This small town was named from the local aboriginal word meaning joyful. You will find joy in the wonderful red brick architectural inheritance from the 19th century if this interests you. The central part of the town was surveyed in 1850 and settled in 1854. In the early days the town’s wealth came from the surrounding sheep properties and the first three leasehold runs were established in 1838 by the Faithfull, Templeton and Kirkland families. Once the town was established life here was civilised but not exciting for most, until Ned Kelly robbed the bank here in 1878! The buildings indicate the wealth and civility of Euroa. The railway from Melbourne reached the town in 1873 and business boomed. Euroa is situated equidistantly between Melbourne and Albury. Among the many heritage buildings in the main and railway streets area are the railway station (built around 1878); the former grand but faded Colonial Bank built in 1889; the impressive façade of the Euroa Hotel built in 1884; the outstanding and differently styled National Bank on the corner of Binney St ( the main street) built in 1885 ; Blairgowrie House in the main street built in 1890 as chemist shop and residence; the Post Office built in 1890 ; the unusual Art Nouveau style Courthouse built in 1890 and the former Methodist Church built in 1897. At the very end of the main street you can see the squat Anglican Church built in 1884. In the street parallel to the main street is the red brick Euroa flourmill built in 1873 with a new Art Nouveau façade added in 1903. The flourmill closed in 1917. Just along from the flourmill is the Catholic Church which was erected in 1887 (replacing an earlier church built in 1866).

 

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Taken on April 21, 2017