Moira House Open Day
Moira Benalla Club will be having an Open Day on Sunday 7th May 2023 from 10am to 2pm. Moira House will be open to the public to view. Please come along and have a wander round this magnificent building. Tea & Coffee will be available as well as our bar will be open for drinks.
Moira House was built in 1878 as a private residence of George & Annabella Sharpe. George Sharpe was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly-MLA from 1877-1880 for the County of Moira in the Victorian Parliament- hence the name of the House.
Moira House is a large two-storey Classical brick house, characterized by an impressive five-bay facade with superb cast iron lace across the main verandah facade. The front entrance is centrally located within this and is expressed on the veranda by a two-storey pedimented projection. The simple hipped slate roof is crowned by finials.
The house is a distinctive feature of Benalla and within this town is unusually large in size. It is prominently beside the lake and surrounded by a picket fence. This is a typical Italianate style house, composed and well constructed. The two-storey main facade has had a few alterations.