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Trace The History of Your House

If you house is located within the City of Bayside, we can help you learn about its history. 

Researching the history of your home is exciting. When you are getting started, the three best sources, particularly in determining when it was built and are:

  • Street Directories
  • Council Rate Books
  • Title Office records

Sands & McDougall directories
We hold hard copies of the Sands & McDougall directories at the Brighton Library.

Explore State Library Sands & McDougall Directories


Heritage Overlays
Bayside is home to a diverse range of neighborhoods and housing styles, some of which have a heritage overlay.

Find out if your property has a Heritage Overlay


Locate Your Home on a 19th Century Map
The State Library of Victoria holds digitzed maps of the Bayside area that have detailed footprints of local homes in the 19th century. These maps were created by the former Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works.

Explore State Library Map Collection



What House Is That?
The Heritage Council of Victoria has created a booklet that helps you explore and identify different architectural styles.

Access a digital copy of 'What House Is That?'


Get Help?
Our Heritage Librarian is here to help!

Make an appointment with the Heritage Librarian


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