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Unley Park. Yurilla Hall. Built in 1911 for Charles Morris. An earlier residence on the property was built in 1899 for a dentist Dr Crank. | by denisbin
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Unley Park. Yurilla Hall. Built in 1911 for Charles Morris. An earlier residence on the property was built in 1899 for a dentist Dr Crank.

Yurilla Hall Unley Park.

A late 19th century mansion on spacious grounds in London Plane tree lined Victoria Avenue was built in 1899 with new Marseilles roof tiles and some Edwardian features but still with some classical features as well. It was built for Dr Peter Crank a prominent South Australian dentist who had rooms on North Terrace Adelaide. Peter Crank was born at Norwood to Joseph Crank and Jane Crank, formerly Powell. He was one of the first students at Prince Alfred College which he left in 1874. He went on to study dentistry at Harvard University in the United States graduating in 1884. He did further dentistry studies at the University of Michigan which he completed in 1887. He then began a lucrative dental practice in the West End of London before returning to Adelaide in 1889. He had a property built on this site and he lived in it there for some years. The Hall was sold in 1911 but Dr Crank was still living there in 1913. Yurilla Hall was built in 1911 with some Art Nouveau features for a timber merchant Charles Morris. After several changes of ownership Yurilla Hall was purchased by well-known Legislative Council politician Murray Hill in 1954. It has recently been renovated by the current owners.

 

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Taken on August 9, 2017