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Mv045 : Weatherboard Cottage

Item details

Name of item: Mv045 : Weatherboard Cottage
Other name/s: Zare, Bonnie'
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 38 Station Street, Mount Victoria, NSW 2786
Local govt. area: Blue Mountains
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
38 Station StreetMount VictoriaBlue Mountains   Primary Address

Statement of significance:

38 Station Street is probably representative of early twentieth century holiday accommodation at Mt Victoria. Its architectural expression is characteristic of timber Federation era cottages, and has retained a great deal of its early fabric. The cottage is an important component of a streetscape that includes part of Station Street and Carrington Avenue, comprised of small single storey cottages that were constructed around the same period of time.
Date significance updated: 11 Apr 02
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Description

Physical description: 38 Station Street is a single storey double fronted cottage with a hipped and gabled roof covered with corrugated iron and a front verandah with a corrugated iron bullnosed roof. The building is situated close to the alignment of Station Street. The gable has simple timber barge boards embellished at the bottom ends by decorative fretwork, while the verandah roof is supported off chamfered timber posts. The walls of the cottage are lined externally with rusticated timber weatherboards. The main entrance to the cottage is located off the verandah, in the side of the projecting front room. Intact early windows consist of timber framed double hung sashes divided into two panes by vertical glazing bars. The verandah is enclosed by a timber picket fence and gate, with timber lattice infill at the end. Rooms at the rear of the cottage are sheltered by a skillion roof. There is a simple brick chimney on the northern side of the cottage.
Modifications and dates: The picket fencing and lattice screen in the verandah are later modifications. An aluminium framed window has been installed on the southern side of the cottage. The timber finial at the apex of the gable has been removed.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential

History

Historical notes: In the early years of the twentieth century 38 Station Street was owned by William Joseph Lees, who may have built the cottage around the year 1910. Between 1914 and 1916 he sold the property to Mrs Annie Blake-Stevens. The cottage was known as"Zare" and contained four rooms and outbuildings. The land was enclosed by fencing. Mrs Blake-Stevens may have initially occupied the cottage, but by 1922 had moved to Orange and subsequently to other parts of the state so that it was probably tenanted. The house was renamed "Bonnie" at some time around or after 1930, but it remained the property of Mrs Blake-Stevens into the middle of the 1940s.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
38 Station Street is a modest building that appears to have been erected for investment purposes. If that is the case, it is representative of early twentieth century holiday accomodation at Mt Victoria.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
30 Station Street is characteristic of timber Federation era cottages, and has retained a great deal of its early fabric. It is an important component of a streetscape that includes part of Station Street and Carrington Avenue comprised of small single storey cottages that were constructed around the same period of time.
Integrity/Intactness: The exterior of the building is relatively 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
Local Environmental PlanLocal Environmental Plan2005MV04507 Oct 05 122 
Local Environmental Plan - LapsedLocal Environmental Plan1991MV04527 Dec 91 183 
Heritage study MV045   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Blue Mountains Heritage Study1983MV045Croft & Associates Pty Ltd & Meredith Walker  Yes
Technical Audit BM Heritage Register2008MV045Blue Mountains City CouncilCity Planning Branch No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Council Rate Records

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1172086


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