Located at 31 Pitt Street East Richmond. This stylish residence was the home of Richmond Police Constable John McNeely who purchased 4 blocks of land amounting to a little over 3 acres for £148 at an auction sale of Crown Lands in September 1893. Later he purchased several other blocks in the area. In July 1894 McNeely placed an advertisement in the local newspaper The Windsor and Richmond Gazette calling for tenders for the erection of a large brick cottage. The home features a patterned slate roof, decorative iron verandah posts and frieze and a symmetrical façade. Constable McNeely retired from service in March 1897 and it was not until September 1904 that he gained legal title to his property. McNeely died at ‘Glenleigh’ in December 1911 aged 81 years.
In July 1894 John McNeely placed an advertisement in the local newspaper The Windsor and Richmond Gazette calling for tenders for the erection of a large brick cottage.
Obituary of John McNeely who died on 28 December 1911 at his home ‘Glenleigh’ in East Richmond aged 81 years. His obituary was written by local correspondent George C Johnston.
Portions 72-75 purchased by John McNeely by auction sale held in September 1893. Date of Crown Grant 29 August 1904.
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