With the accelerated development of Hawthorn in the 1880s came the spread to Hawthorn East where many homes and mansions of historic and architectural significance were built on top of the hill surrounding Harcourt Street. Several were designed by the renowned architect John Beswicke, also responsible for the Hawthorn Town Hall, other significant suburban town halls and nearby Auburn Village shops. Also sought-after by buyers and residents for its close proximity to the Kew private schools plus primary and secondary schools including the popular Auburn South Primary. Shopping is well catered for with easy access to Camberwell Junction, Tooronga Complex and Hawthorn itself. Whilst the area has several popular Parks such as Cato, Anderson and Fritsch Holzer – named after the proprietors of the Upper Hawthorn Brickworks c1883.