Today, 134 years ago, on Wednesday, 22nd January 1887, the Bayswater Estate in Paddington was being advertised for sale.
1887 Bayswater Estate - Paddington, Brisbane
The Bayswater Estate was advertised in the local papers on the days leading up to the sale.
The Bayswater Estate covers Bayswater Street (map shows as Government Road), Bass Street (map shows as William Street), Agars Street (map shows as George Street), Howard Street (map shows as Bayswater Terrace), Thomas Street (map shows as Enoggera Terrace), Baroona Road (map shows as Government Road) and Haig Road (map shows as Government Road).
Check out the 1946 Aerial view of the Bayswater Estate.
1946 Aerial Photo of Bayswater Estate
More Paddington information available
Newspaper Advertisement - The Brisbane Courier - Page 4
Wednesday, 22 January 1887
Pure Water! Pure Water!! Pure Water!!!
The Bayswater Estate, only seven minutes' drive from the Post Office, and two minutes walk from the Milton Railway Station to the Bayswater Estate.
The City Main runs only three yards from the Bayswater Estate.
The Bayswater Estate.
Splendid Sites and Beautiful Scenery.
The Bayswater Estate is the only really good Suburban Property in the Market.
The Bayswater Estate combines the pleasure of Country Life with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of Town Residence.
Do you wish to reduce your doctor's bill? Buy an allotment at Bayswater.
Are you fond of your bath? Buy an allotment at Bayswater.
Do you wish to avoid typhoid fever? Buy an allotment at Bayswater.
Are you an admirer of the picturesque? Buy an allotment at Bayswater.
Water! Water! Water! Water! Water!
The ten special advantages to be obtained by purchasing an Allotment in the Bayswater Estate are
1. Easy Distance from Town.
2. Contiguity to Railway Station
3. In the neighbourhood of Good Schools.
4. Enoggera Water Main alongside, no allotment being more than 100 yards distant.
5. Healthy Situation.
6. Magnificent View.
7. Large Allotments.
8. Wide Streets.
9. No Municipal Rates.
10. Easy Terms of Payments, extending over two years, if required.
J. B. Ellis & Co, Auctioneers, Queen Street.