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5 Creswick Street

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Probably Hawthorn's oldest and most famous house, built of bluestone in 1845 for James Denham Pinnock (1810-1975), Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court, before there was a bridge across the river. His property stretched from Church Street to the river, between Denham Street and Lawes Street and was subdivided circa 1850. The homestead block, west of Calvin Street was acquired by pioneer squatter Henry Creswick, whose family remained there for 70 years. Its view was altered by the subsequent development along Creswick Street and Osbourne Court. In the 1856 electoral roll, Creswick's address was given as Hawthorne House. Both Pinnock and Creswick were leading members of the Anglican Church.

 

   
J.D. Pinnock, Henry Creswick (Images: Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria)
"The Hawthorns"

 

 

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