Summer Hill

Spencer Street

Main Period: Victorian - Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No’s 8, 10A, 11, 11A, 12, 20, 24, 43 & 45.

Spencer Street appears in the Summer Hill Estate subdivision of 1885 and most lots at the southern end were sold other than those that were shown as reserved closer to the station. These were auctioned in 1887. The southern end of the street was then known as Abigail Street. The street has a Victorian era look to it with quite a few two story and single story terrace houses and just a few California bungalows in between.
 

1881 Summerhill Estate - Choice Sites -

This 1881 early subdivision of Summer Hill Estate shows the southern end of Spencer Street as Abigail Street. The street was renamed sometime around Federation as a continuation of Spencer Street.

1885 The Summer Hill Estate - Wellesley
1887 The Summer Hill Estate - Wellesley

These two subdivision plans of the Summer Hill Estate, first in 1885 and then again in 1987 show just how much of Spencer Street had been sold in the late Victorian years.

1892 Summer Hill Estate Fleet Street, Ed

This 1892 subdivision of the last lots in the Summer Hill Estate shows that most lots in Spencer Street were already sold.

Spencer Street

No 8 is an early California bungalow (c.1920) with leadlight in a three panel casement window on the right, in the front door panels, and in another three panel casement window on the left. The design is a variation of flowers, ribbons and bow where the panels are linked by the ribbons and the flowers and bows are set on a bar or a curtain rod.
 

No 8 Spencer Street Three Panel Casement
No 8 Spencer Street Three Panel Casement
No 8 Spencer Street Front Door Fanlight.

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