A large stone mansion set in an extensive estate with frontages to the Parramatta River opposite Hunters Hill,was built in the late as a home for wealthy merchant and trader,William Wright and his wife Bethia,nee Roberton 🌹
Russell Lea Manor (also known as Russell Lea House), the home of Russell Barton, was situated north of Lyons Road between Sibbick Street and Lyons Road, Five Dock, Sydney. The house was built between 1878 and 1882. In the early 1920s it was used by the Red Cross as a Nerve Hospital. Russell Lea Manor was demolished in 1925.
The Drummoyne Reservoir and Water Supply Tank, Rawson Avenue in 1912 and 2013. The tank was built by the Metropolitan Board of Water Supply and Sewerage in 1910. The tower was added in 1912 at the insistence of Sir Thomas Henley. The tower copied a similar one at Bellevue Hill that had been built for military purposes. The Bellevue Hill tower has since been demolished making the Drummoyne tower unique. [1912 - Canada Bay Connections/2013 - Google Street View. By Phil Harvey]
Abbotsford House, Abbotsford, NSW, at the time of construction of the Nestlé factory in 1918. Nestlé, then known as the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company, purchased Abbotsford House and its grounds in 1917 to build the 'largest chocolate factory in the Southern Hemisphere'. Abbotsford House was retained for use as offices, while the factory was constructed on three sides of the house.