With thanks to Woodend & District Heritage Society. The society meets every Wednesday, 10am-4pm, at the Old Courthouse in Forest St, Woodend.
This house in Dickens St, Woodend, was designed by the American architect Walter Burley Griffin. Famous for his winning plan for Canberra, Griffin designed several private homes during his time in Australia.
This one is particularly notable as it employed a system of linking concrete blocks known as Knitlock. Locals often referred to it as “The Mud House”, no doubt partly due to its sombre colour and construction material.
It was built for Mr A. R. Wills in 1929 but has been unoccupied for many years and is now derelict.
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