Built in 1878 by Francis Jago, this beautiful home represents all that is great about renovations on period homes, when completed to such a standard. From the 13 foot high ceilings to the stunning outdoor entertaining area that comes complete with cafe style bi-fold doors, gas heating, a ceiling fan and a wood fire place; everything about this home is grand. Situated just over a kilometre from Ballarat's CBD, this four bedroom, three bathroom home offers luxury with convenience; an enviable combination. In addition to the bedrooms, this home also offers two generous study areas - spacious is an understatement. Situated on a large (1000sqm) and private block, you really can imagine yourself enjoying the outdoor space in the warmer months. Steeped in history and finished in style - this beautiful home must be seen to be appreciated. Ensure that you make the time to inspect this iconic home.
Francis Jago was a bootmaker with a shop in Skipton Street according to the 1866 Ballarat Burgess Roll. By 1887 he was listed as a boot and shoemaker whose premises (according to the Australasian Federal Directory) were located at 46 Sturt Street, Ballarat. The company was still advertising in 1905. 
The many friends-of Mr Francis Jago, the well-known boot importer, will be, sorry to, learn that his wife died; yesterday after a long illness.
- The death has occurred of Mr. Francis J. Jago, a pioneer boot warehouseman and importer of Ballarat. Deceased, who was 90 years of age, was a native of Brighton, England, where his father was an excise officer in the revenue service. He arrived in Ballarat in June, 1861, subsequently carrying on business in various parts of the city. He finally centred his interests in the Boot Palace in Sturt-street. Deceased was a trustee of the Lydiard-street Methodist Church. . He was well known in local bowling circles, and was also prominently associated with the Old Colonists' Association. The funeral took place on Saturday, and was largely attended by representative citizens.
- ↑ http://www.domain.com.au/421-lyons-street-south-ballarat-vic-3350-2011142022, accessed 02 August 2016.
- ↑ One Hundred Years: Official Programme and History of Ballarat for its Centenary Celebrations, 1938.
- ↑ Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, Term Four
- ↑ Ballarat Star, 22 August 1884.
- ↑ The Age, 24 September 1923.
--Beth Kicinski 11:22, 19 December 2011 (EST)