History of an iconic Hawkesbury house that is now up for sale

After 28 years of ownership the iconic house know as 'Eulabah', at 27 West Market Street, Richmond, is up for sale.

Built in 1881 for Reverend Dr. James Cameron, minister at the neighbouring Presbyterian Church, and his wife Eliza Bowman, it is one of finest examples of early Hawkesbury architecture.

For sale: Current Eulabah owner Maggie Kable out the front of her house. Pictures: Geoff Jones.

For sale: Current Eulabah owner Maggie Kable out the front of her house. Pictures: Geoff Jones.

It was designed in the late Victorian Jacobean style by Sydney architects, the Mansfield Brothers.

The house's traditional details have been maintained, including ornate fireplaces, 12 foot ceilings and leadlight windows.

This property is a window into the area's rich history.

Following the Reverend's ownership, Eulabah was purchased by George Woodhill in 1905 and used as a private residence.

It was then sold in 1911 to a committee of trustees and used as a community hospital with a maternity ward.

Over the next 80 years the hospital was known by various names, including: Richmond Cottage Hospital, Richmond District Hospital, Richmond Community Hospital (from 1957) and Richmond Community Nursing Home (from 1966 until about 1990).

During this time various additions were made to the property, such as the back commercial section, which was constructed in 1976.

The current owners purchased the property in 1992, and it was then tenanted with multiple local groups:

  • Department of Defence Housing
  • Hawkesbury Agricultural College
  • Rainbow Home and Respite Services
  • A Medical Practice
  • Western Sydney Disability Services

Check out some images of the house and its interior below.

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