Balmoral Medical Clinic (Drs Lyon's & St. Ledger practices)

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.29

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 171 Riding Rd, Balmoral

Latitude & Longitude: -27.462,153.06377778

Time Link: 1921

Map Link: 1920

Image Time Point: 1920

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Initially built as a large suburban home for Herbert and Gertrude Lyon, it became a doctor’s house and local clinic four years later. Dr Anthony St. Ledger bought the property in 1925, where he established his practice that was run with the aid of his wife Kathleen. They operated the Balmoral Clinic until just after WWII. In the 1950s, the house was sold and subdivided into flats to meet the shortage of accommodation affected by the postwar migration. The doctor’s surgery was not lost to flats and it remained in operation at the front of the house. It has been a local health clinic for nearly 100 years.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 20 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs street and road map showing railway lines and tramway routes, with radial lines at one mile intervals from the GPO. 20 chains to the inch. 634570