Heritage

Boot Factory, The Old

Item details

Name of item: Boot Factory, The Old
Other name/s: The Old Boot Factory
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Manufacturing and Processing
Category: Factory/ Plant
Primary address: 27-33 Spring Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
27-33 Spring StreetBondi JunctionWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Rare surviving local example of an early factory building. Architectural interest for its Late Victorian Free Classical styling. (See also archaeological inventory). Local significance.
Date significance updated: 08 Nov 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: Former factory building, reconstructed. Dated 1892. Three storeys. Face brick with rendered, pilastered columns and string courses. Double hung timber windows, multi-paned. Simple moulded parapet.
Current use: Commercial building
Former use: Boot factory

History

Historical notes: Built by William Sidaway who began producing footwear in Bondi Junction in 1887. Eventually acquired by the Bardon family who operated the factory until it closed in 1969. Acquired by Waverley Council in 1984 and reconstructed. (Bondi Junction Heritage Study).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Industry-Activities associated with the manufacture, production and distribution of goods (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of historical significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape significance.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
This item is of archaeological significance.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is of rarity value significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; altered sympathetically.
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 study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study199035/4 - 0262Perumal 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: 2620276


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