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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 189-199 Bronte Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
189-199 Bronte RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Victoria StreetWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Fine example of a Late Victorian commercial pair. Important streetscape element on a key corner site, in the heart of Charing Cross. Together with Post Office and Hotels contributes to an outstanding townscape grouping. Essentially intact above awning facades. Special historic interest as the Bank of NSW's first Waverley branch. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 24 Oct 99
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Branch intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.

Description

Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Two commercial buildings creating an attractive streetscape at the heart of Charing Cross. Both feature shopfronts downstairs, substantially altered, and residences upstairs. Above awning façade survives essentially intact. The corner building (Nos. 195-199) has a higher parapet and is much more elaborately decorated. Features excellent stucco work. Decoration to Nos. 189-193 is more restrained but very complementary.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; architectural; aesthetic; group value; streetscape.
Current use: Commercial
Former use: Commercial

History

Historical notes: The Waverley Branch of the Bank of NSW opened at Charing Cross in 1888, in rented premises. This building first recorded in Sands Directory in 1891. The branch moved to Bondi Junction in 1916. Another branch of the Bank was later established at Charing Cross, at a different location.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Fine example of a Late Victorian commercial pair. Important streetscape element on a key corner site, in the heart of Charing Cross. Together with Post Office and Hotels contributes to an outstanding townscape grouping. Essentially intact above awning facades. Special historic interest as the Bank of NSW's first Waverley branch. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620077


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