The Glengallan story is one of boom and gloom: early years of wealth and standing; the successful pastoralist erecting a suitable ediface for his station. But before even the homestead was completed, drought and rural downturn would take their toll. The visionary John Deuchar would die, bankrupt, a broken man. Under later owners, the Slades and Gillespies, Glengallan did again experience good years but never saw its grand plan realised nor even known. Only one wing was completed. The plans have never been found. The homestead, incomplete and inadequate, eventually became derelict, seemingly beyond repair and certainly beyond the means of subsequent owners of an ever decreasing acreage.