Seskenore Estate, Kedron, 1927 (Map of the Week)

Real estate map for Seskenore Estate, Kedron, 1927. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Real estate map for Seskenore Estate, Kedron, 1927. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This real estate map from 1927 advertises 34 allotments of land for sale at the Sekenore Estate, located in the Brisbane northside suburb of Kedron. The allotments were situated along Cremorne Road, Gail Street, Armentieres Street and Nieppe Street.

Prior to the sale extensive publicity was published in Brisbane newspapers.

“This beautiful estate fronts Cremorne Road, within a minute of the Kedron tram, situated on a nice ridge with gradual slopes, perfect roads, nice surroundings, and electric, water, schools, churches, and picture theatre handy. This is one of the nicest estates in the fast-growing Kedron district, and enjoys all the cool sea breezes, being only 6 miles from the bay.” (The Telegraph, 10 June 1927, p.20)

Advertisement from The Telegraph, 10 June 1927, p.20

Advertisement from The Telegraph, 10 June 1927, p.20

The auction was to have taken place on the afternoon of 11 June 1927.

A higher resolution image of this map can be viewed and downloaded through our One Search catalogue.

Prints of this map are also available through the Library Shop.

You can browse a compendium of our previous maps of the week on our blog.

Browse our collection of digitised real estate maps on Historypin.

Find your Kedron home in the Frank and Eunice Corley collection

From the 1960s to the 1970s, Frank and Eunice Corley drove the suburban streets of Queensland in their pink Cadillac, taking photographs of houses and selling them to homeowners. A database containing over 61,000 photographs can now be searched and viewed online. There are 223 photographs for the suburb of Kedron.

51 Sydney Street, Kedron. From 6169 Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6169-1959-0018

51 Sydney Street, Kedron. From 6169 Frank and Eunice Corley House Photographs. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Image 6169-1959-0018

The Corley collection is the focus of State Library of Queensland’s latest exhibition, Home: a suburban obsession, which runs from 7 December 2018 until 14 July 2019.

Myles Sinnamon – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland