Heritage

Waverley Post Office

Item details

Name of item: Waverley Post Office
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Postal and Telecommunications
Category: Post Office
Primary address: 234 Bronte Road, Waverley, NSW 2024
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
234 Bronte RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Carrington RoadWaverleyWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Fine example of an Inter-War Free Classical public building. Beautifully maintained and virtually intact. Major streetscape contribution on this historic six-way intersection. Complements hotel buildings on adjoining corners. 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: 1915-1945
Physical description: Good 1920's Classical Revival style public building. Building adopts the form of its wedge shaped corner site. Single storey with parapet. Brick, with extensive use of decorative render. Entry portico fully rendered. Features Tuscan columns and entablature. Heavy moulded cornices to parapet. Interior brickwork to portico painted. Otherwise hardly altered. Well maintained. Let down somewhat by telephone boxes on Bronte Road.
Further information: Reasons for listing: Historical; social; architectural; aesthetic; group value; streetscape.
Current use: Post Office
Former use: Post Office

History

Historical notes: Charing Cross' first post office opened in Carrington Road in 1912. Became an official Post and Telegraph Office in 1915. The present site acquired later and this building erected in 1923. Designation changed from Charing Cross to Waverley in 1940. (Dowd, p. 242).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Communication-Activities relating to the creation and conveyance of information (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Fine example of an Inter-War Free Classical public building. Beautifully maintained and virtually intact. Major streetscape contribution on this historic six-way intersection. Complements hotel buildings on adjoining corners. 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
Within a conservation area on an LEP  06 Dec 96   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1990   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1990 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620081


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