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Mentone Historical Walking Trail : Stop 01

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View of the station from Kilbreda tower, 1928. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

Mentone Station and Gardens
Corner Como Parade West and Balcombe Road, Mentone

The railway line was first extended to Mentone in 1881. At the time it was known as Balcombe Road Station. In 1914 a devastating fire destroyed the platform structures located on Como Parade. In its stead this simple but attractive weatherboard building was erected. Featuring simply adorned gable style roofing and decorative timber trim, it is a well preserved example of an Edwardian station.

The gardens date back to 1910 and include a stunning Norfolk Island Pine, peppercorn and palm trees. In 1990 a commemorative horse trough was relocated to the gardens in honour of ‘Garryowen’, the champion race horse, and his courageous owners who attempted to rescue him from a burning stable.

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Mentone Railway Station from Kilbreda Tower, c1910. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

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Mentone Railway Station after fire, 1913. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

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Mentone Railway Station after fire, 1913. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

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View of the station from Kilbreda tower, 1928. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

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Mentone Railway Station from steps of signal box, c1928. Image courtesy Mordialloc & District Historical Society

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Signal box at Mentone Railway Station, c1960. Photographer: Paul Lemmon