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Luginsland - 1880s [????-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists

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The Jurors Lists for 1894-1896 don't mention this building.

In 1897 & 1898 they show a single resident from Arnhold Karberg & Co.:

s Beurmann Carl Merchant Arnhold Karberg & Co.   Luginsland Peak Road  

Then no mention again in 1899, but several in 1900:

c Barrett William Curwen Assistant Butterfield & Swire   Lugensland   Peak Road  
c Harley William Frank Assistant Butterfield & Swire   Lugensland      
c Ross John Adam Assistant Butterfield & Swire   Lugensland   Peak Road  

There's no family connection between the three names, suggesting that Lugensland (aka Luginsland) was the Bachelors' Mess for Butterfield & Swire at the time.

Searching Gwulo has turned up these ladies:

1891 Michaelsen Mrs. St. C.   Schuting (Luginsland)  
1895   Jantzen Mrs. C. 1 Luginsland   Peak Road    
1895   Kramer Mrs.   2 Luginsland   Peak Road
1896   Michaelsen Mrs. St. C. 1 Luginsland   Peak Road    
1896   Kramer Mrs.   2 Luginsland   Peak Road

... and looking for the husband, we have in 1895 ... 
s Michaelsen Stephen Cornelius Merchant Melchers & Co.     Peak Road

Michaelsen was German, with Melcher's, and way also the Russian Consul. 

So it looks as though it was two separate residences initially, 1 & 2, and only combined when Swire moved in. Or even a single residence in 1891, split by 1895, then combined again for Swire?

Is "Schuting (Luginsland)" how it's written in the directory, or was it known as Schuting initially?

The Michaelson's named both houses they lived in "Schuting".  The directory puts in the original names - Luginsland and Upper Albany - names that were used again after the Michaelson's moved out.

Under construction in 1889. Building works here (the diversion of drains on lots 1146 & 1147) caused serious flooding in the city below

source (No 25)

Possibly built/designed by HW Bird of Architects Messrs. Bird and Palmer, (Became Palmer and Turner, today P&T Architects and Engineers)

Schuting might be an incorrect translation. Stephan Cornelius Michaelsen (not Michaelson!) was born in Bremen, Germany and was with Melchers & Co. The Building of the Chamber of Commerce in Bremen is actually called Schütting. The Letter Ü is a so called Umlaut, its not used in the english language as far as i know. I think it fits, that Michaelsen named is house after the Chamber of Commerce of his hometown. Michaelsen later moved back to Bremen and worked for the Bank E. C. Weyhausen.