Specimen Cottages in Bendigo
This historical cottage which is probably the oldest house in Bendigo is named Specimen Cottage, as it was built as a specimen of the workmanship of a Bendigo stonemason, in 1856.
The cottages are situated in Hargreaves Street, very close to the CBD amongst much more modern buildings.
Very aptly this cottage is the new home of the Bendigo Historical Society. I’m looking forward to the day, when my working hours are considerably less, and I have time to spend on research in this beautiful old building. I couldn’t think of a better building in Bendigo to house the Society.