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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Last leaves at Linden

The east side of the house
One of Edenhope's historic homes fell prey to the demolishers this week. The grand old house "Linden" has stood on a large double block in Elizabeth Street, opposite the hospital for more than 100 years.
The house was built by Edward Cranage (1856-1948) in the late 1800s to early 1900s, he lived there with his wife Johannah Fitzpatrick. When Johannah died in 1936, he was looked after by his daughter Kathleen "Kit" (1895-1986) until he died at home in Linden in 1948. Kit and her husband Aubrey Osborne (1895-1977) then lived there till they too passed away.
View of the front of the building
The house became the doctor's residence, and Dr Phil Dover and his family lived there for many years, till they moved to Ballarat, and the house convenient to the hospital continued in its role. Recently the hospital sold the building for removal to St Helen's Plains and it is now in the first stages of demolition.

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