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Dwelling

Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 3 Kihilla Road, Auburn, NSW 2144
Parish: Liberty Plains
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Auburn
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
3 Kihilla RoadAuburnAuburnLiberty PlainsCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

These sites have local historic significance as representative examples of suburban residences erected throughout the study area in the early twentieth century on the new subdivisions then being laid out.

They have aesthetic significance as good representative examples of worker's residences, erected throughout the municipality during the First World War and Inter War Years. The original fabric of the buildings is intact and they have attractive and interesting decorative detail.
Date significance updated: 11 Jan 10
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Description

Construction years: 1926-1950
Physical description: External Materials: Face brick, stucco, terracotta tiles, timber detailing and joinery, leadlight windows.

Internal Materials: Unseen.

Styles: Federation Bungalow.

This listing includes a single storey, freestanding residence on an average sized block in Kihilla Street. It has a hipped roof with a gabled wing extending from the main structure. The terracotta main roof is extended over a deep verandah with timber verandah posts with decorative brackets supported by brick piers, linked by a brick balustrade.

The gable has a prominent verge with taper cut barge boards. A small face brick chimney protrudes through the hipped roof at the rear of the gable and another in the opposite hip of the roof. The walls are constructed from dark face brick. The gable end has been stuccoed. The main entrance is situated central to the street facade, beside the wing. A series of three paved steps lead to the entrance.

A window is situated in the street facade of the projecting wing, with security grilles and an awning with decorative timberwork over it, and another window is located in the wall adjacent to the main entrance, also with grilles. The boundary wall has been partially demolished.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The residence appears to be in good condition.Security grilles have been installed over all windows. The cladding material over the awning on the gabled wings may have been replaced.
Date condition updated:04 Apr 11
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: The Inter War Years comprised of periods of both economic prosperity and stringency, especially during the Great Depression, and both such conditions were reflected in the architectural fabric of Auburn.

During the 1920's a number of residences were erected in 'Californian Bungalow' style, based on the 'Federation Bungalow', with many features borrowed from Californian originals. These residences in Kihilla Street are typical of many such residences constructed in Auburn around the 1920's, during a population boom in the are.

The establishment of Investment Companies and Building Societies enabled local workers on low incomes to own simple cottages such as this one, on reasonably sized blocks. After the Great Depression, in the early 1930's building activity was considerably slowed, and only the simplest of structures were erected.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
These sites have local historic significance as representative examples of suburban residences erected throughout the study area in the early twentieth century on the new subdivisions then being laid out.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The residence have aesthetic significance as good representative examples of worker's residences, erected throughout the municipality during the First World War and Inter War Years. The original fabric of the buildings is intact and they have attractive and interesting decorative detail.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The residences in Kihilla Street are typical of many such bungalows constructed in Auburn around the 1920's, during a population boom in the area.
Integrity/Intactness: The original fabric of the buildings is 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.

Recommended management:

These buildings have heritage merit. Future alterations should respect the external architectural integrity and important internal features.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanAuburn Local Environmental Plan 2010I929 Oct 10 14111412
Heritage studySchwager Brooks and Partners Auburn Heritage Study8-3-3-111   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Auburn Heritage Study19968-3-3-111Schwager Brooks and Partners Pty LtdSchwager Brooks No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenKass T.1995Draft Historical Context Report: Auburn Heritage Study.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1030034


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