Charles D'Ebro

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Charles Abraham D'Ebro (1850–1920) was a London-born architect who designed many important buildings in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia during the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods. Many of these buildings are now preserved under heritage laws. From 1881 to 1885, he enjoyed a very productive partnership with John Grainger, the designer of the Princes Bridge, with whom he had emigrated to Adelaide in 1877.[1]:p.2

Biographical Details[edit]

D'Ebro was born 27 October 1850 at 10 Bury Street, Bloomsbury,[2] London, the posthumous son of Charles D'Almandos D'Ebro,[3] Baron and Chevalier, who died 16 August 1850, and Frances, the daughter of the artist Justin McArthy. She remarried 30 May 1853, becoming the second wife of Abraham Cooper (1789–1868), R.A. D'Ebro married Blanche Mary Tracy (1859–1943) in 1891, and they had a daughter Ethel (Essa) in 1892.[4] He apparently committed suicide in Perth, Western Australia on 23 June 1920.[5]

Attributed works[edit]



  1. ^ Tibbits, G. R. and Beauchamp, D. John Harry Grainger: Engineer and Architect Archived 12 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine at 3rd Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2013
  2. ^ Birth Certificate of registration district St Giles in the Fields and St George, Bloomsbury, General Register Office
  3. ^ Charles D'Almandos D'Ebro was the son of Joseph Charles D'Ebro, Doctor in Law according to the marriage certificate at the General Register Office
  4. ^ Biographical article The Royal Women's Hospital, Victoria, Australia, Archived 3 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 2 November 2013
  5. ^ "MR. CHARLES A. D'EBRO". The Argus. Melbourne. 24 June 1920. p. 6. Retrieved 11 August 2015 – via National Library of Australia.