We came across this photo recently which the owner tells us was a house called “Loch Lomond “circa 1930’s in Torquay . It was built by Geelong Architect Iliffe Gordon Anderson. The owner of the picture knew nothing more other than it was just “off the Esplanade”
We did some digging around, looking at some old maps and title documents, and rate books and found that it was actually built in Gilbert Street and sat just where Tapas Cafe is now.
It is great to be able to piece together the story of our main street, photos like this are real gems.
You will notice among the trees and behind the fence Mr Anderson seems to be looking as us wondering what we are up to!
Now to ascertain if Anderson Street is named after him.
I wonder if he was a member of the T.I.A? .