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Item details

Name of item: Adamshurst
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 603 David Street, Albury, NSW 2640
Parish: Albury
County: Goulburn
Local govt. area: Albury City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
603 David StreetAlburyAlbury CityAlburyGoulburnPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

One of the grander residential complexes of early Albury. Unique Australian architectural style.
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Construction years: 1880-1907
Physical description: A large town mansion situated within extensive landscaped grounds consisting of two major buildings, now connected. The original house was a conventional hipped roof brick building with cast iron verandah built c. 1880 all in the Albury vernacular 'cottage' style. The larger later part is an exotic Edwardian building c. 1907 with twin Indian saracenic first floor cupolas over square pavilions joined by intricate masonry balustrading. Construction of this part is face brick, rough cast render decorative panels to walls, corrugated iron roof, elaborate Wunderlich metal ceilings internally and arches in halls whilst original part has adzed shape roof timbers. An extensive planted garden with winding driveway and palm trees completes the romantic appearance. The property was until recently run as a Girl's Hostel.
Note: Good Garden.
Note: Presmetal scale pattern roofs to towers and presmetal brick pat walls.
Modifications and dates: 2005 - Change of use including internal renovations 2006 - Alterations and additions to restaurant 2006 - Erection of a pylon sign 2007 - Erection of a front fence


Historical notes: Built by George Adams. Proprietor of Albury Banner. c. Mid-1880's. Additional and alterations C. 1907. Remained with Adams family until resumed to become hostel for High School girls in 1920's.

Recommended management:

Historical associations. The tower and reception rooms were added following Adam's remarriage. Currently occupied by the Department of Health. Possibly of some National importance. Links with 25, 123, 124, 125.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanAdamshurstI2113 Aug 10 105 
Within a conservation area on an LEPBonegilla - Guinea StreetC113 Aug 10 105 

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Albury Heritage Study 00021Graham Brookes & Associates  Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1000021

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