Heritage

Bondi Fire Station

Item details

Name of item: Bondi Fire Station
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Utilities - Fire Control
Category: Fire Station
Primary address: 359 Old South Head Road, Bondi, NSW 2026
Local govt. area: Waverley
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
     
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
359 Old South Head RoadBondiWaverley  Primary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
NSW Fire BrigadesState Government 

Statement of significance:

The building is held in high regard for its links with the local community especially the families of volunteers/retained firemen. It has historical association with the local community since commencing its operation.
Date significance updated: 21 Mar 01
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

Physical description: Inter-War Free Classical: a two-storey brick building with a hipped, tiled roof, and a lower flat roof over the north west corner. The New South Head Road (western) façade is divided into three bays, with two engine bays on the southern end of the façade and a single sash window with frosted glass on the northern end. A deep rendered lintel over the engine bay openings extends around the building, interrupted only by the projecting brick quoins on all corners of the building. The quoins have every fifth course of brickwork recessed. The first floor has a pair of two pane sash windows over each engine bay, and a wide multipane window on the northern end. This window is possibly enclosing an original open verandah. The window sills and lintels are brick. Under the boxed eaves, a moulding detail, is placed approximately every sixty centimetres. Art Deco detailing is evident on the guttering. There are semi-circular windows on the southern elevation. The northern elevation steps out to follow the splayed boundary. There is also a brick and timber fence that runs along this boundary giving a domestic appearance to the building (McMonnies 1988).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good (McMonnies 1988).
Date condition updated:30 Jun 00
Current use: Fire Station
Former use: Fire Station and residence

History

Historical notes: Built in 1928 (McMonnies 1988).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Utilities-Activities associated with the provision of services, especially on a communal basis (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The building has historical association with the local community since commencing its operation.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
The building is held in high regard for its links with the local community especially the families of volunteers/retained firemen.
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
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Heritage Survey of Sydney Region Fire Stations1988 Jennifer McMonnies  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 4690060


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