Did you know that the Eastern Cemetery Gate Lodge is heritage listed? It was built in 1888-89 and is of architectural and social significance to Victoria.
The building was designed by architect Joseph Watts, a very prominent architect in Geelong throughout the 1870’s and 80’s. The picturesque Rural Gothic style of architecture stands today as a significant part of the cemetery landscape for its demonstration of the customs and tastes of the late nineteenth century period, particularly the elaborate funerary ritual and formal mourning customs. Today, the building is home to the administration team of the Geelong Cemeteries Trust.
Read more about the history, architectural style and significance of the Eastern Cemetery Gate Lodge here via the Victorian Heritage Council https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/1925