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2 Manningtree Road

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"Manningtree" was the home of Henry Box, merchant, from circa 1855. He was influential in the establishment of the Church of England in Hawthorn, a trustee of the Boroondara Cemetery, on the Boroondara District Road Board, a Returning Officer for South Bourke and a Member of Hawthorn Council 1863-5. Manningtree Road was subdivided in 1873, the family retaining property at the Western end. The house was extended after Henry's death in 1882/3 by George Box, with a central tower and was an elegant cement rendered building. It was owned later by the Kennon family. The Vasey War Widows Guild altered and extended it into flats.


"Manningtree" 1963 (Image: : J.T. Collins Collection, La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria)



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