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192 Wellington Parade

East Melbourne, VIC 3002

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The Johnston Collection's Fairhall Exhibition-house is a double-fronted two-storey townhouse in a Classical style, built in 1860 for James Cumming, a dental surgeon. It was originally single-fronted with four rooms and was extended sideways to its current double-fronted arrangement in 1870. In 1883, Cummings sold the house to George Hamilton Dougharty, landowner and stock and station agent, who named it Cadzow (from the Celtic, 'cadihou', meaning 'beautiful castle') after the town in Scotland where the Dougharty family house, Fairhall, was situated. The Dougharty family remained in the house until 1952, when it was sold to William Robert Johnston, an antique dealer and collector. He changed the name of the house to the more euphonious Fairhall and made many alterations both inside and out. At first, Johnston let the house as flats but later lived there himself until his death in 1986. He bequeathed the building and his astonishing collection of fine and decorative arts from the Georgian, Regency and Louis XV periods, to the people of Victoria. Today, Fairhall displays works from Johnston's collection and is rearranged for three themed tours annually. Fairhall also incorporates a lecture space, retail shop, and reference library.

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