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Originally a small farm holding from the 1900s owned by Champman Esquire.

 

Mowbray Gardens was originally a small holding farm that had stables, a diary and one of the earliest forms of refrigerators - a "cool room" as they called it back in the 1900s. The original farmhouse house was built in 1930 and still stands today. It was originally a five-bedroom double story house. This house was fitted with what was the latest technology at that time, an open tank geyser, electric lights, and indoor plumbing.

Below you can see a few of the original plans for the house and outer farm buildings.

Then in 19__ the small holding farm was bought over by a developer who then converted built the first semi-detached apartments (which are now units ___ to ___) around the same time the old farmhouse into 2 separate sectional titles.

In 19__ further units were built (which are now units ___ to ___ ) and in 19__ the "Holywood Garages" were added and the courtyards where enclosed.

Click here to see the plans for the Hollywood garages.

The swimming pool was built in 19__, however, this presented a bit of a problem as many people from the neighborhood tried their luck to catch a quick dip in Mowbray Gardens' pool as the complex was not yet walled off. In 20__ the perimeter walls where erected which added security and privacy to the complex.

 

Click here to see the plans for the swimming pool.

 

If you have any comments or memories to add to this history article please add a comment below.

 

 

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