Marylands - Marysville’s best. Something different in Tourist Houses. Comfortable Airy Bedrooms. Hot and Cold Running Water in Every Room. Commodious Verandahs and Balconies. Beautiful Ball and Lounge Rooms. Electric Light Throughout and Sewerage. Free Garage Accommodation. Own Cows and Farm produce. You will enjoy every minute of your holiday at ‘Marylands or ‘Mary-lyn’ The New and Largest Tourist Houses in Marysville. Tennis, Billiards, Croquet, Riding Hacks, Concrete Swimming Pools, Golf.


(Advertisement published by the Marysville Tourist Authority, c. 1930s)

The luxurious guesthouse Marylands, the first in the famous Mary Chain of guesthouses, once stood on this site. Melbourne builder Eric Dowdle bought the land from Felix St Jellicoe and his wife after their guesthouse Wych Cross was destroyed in a tragic kitchen fire in 1926.


A riding party at Marylands c. 1940-60

 Pictures Collection, State Library of Victoria


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