Sunday, April 12, 2009

Estcourt House

Sitting atop of the Tennyson Dunes is Estcourt House; built between 1881 and 1883 as a private residence. From the mid 1890's until 1989 it was used as a medical institution for blind and crippled children.

It was sold again in 2000 and has since undergone renovations including the restoration of the observation area above the roof level.

4 comments:

Donna said...

Rather Romantic looking! I love the palm trees! Happy Easter to you!!hughugs

Ann said...

I like the side with all the bush. This rich person, did he donate this fine house to the medical institution?

Gordon said...

Ann - Frederick Estcourt Buchnall,the man who built the house, lost his house and business assets in 1886.

warrentoyou said...

There are no admission records available for Estcourt House during that period that I am aware of. However, I contacted Dennis Chamberlain the CEO of the James Brown Memorial Trust and he said they have minute books and other material from that period. He suggested calling him (ph:8278 5444) and he might be able to help.