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MCC sells historic Jolimont properties

The Melbourne Cricket Club Foundation has listed two of its Jolimont properties for auction with million-dollar hopes.

The Georgian and Victorian residences at 26 and 28 Jolimont Terrace, East Melbourne, are recognised by the National Trust.

The properties are among several buildings the MCC has owned over the years. A two-bedroom apartment at No. 2 Jolimont Terrace sold for $1,745,000 in 2011.

No. 26, configured as office space, has been owned by the MCC since the 1950s. It was the old administration headquarters to the Melbourne Football Club and also the temporary home of the MCC library from 2003 to 2005 during the MCG redevelopment.

The house at No. 28 was built in 1865 for John Munro Bruce, father of former prime minister Stanley Melbourne Bruce, according to the East Melbourne Historical Society.

The single-fronted, four-bedroom home has been leased out as a private residence until recently. Historical society secretary Sylvia Black believes local residents would welcome the properties back into private hands.