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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: White House, Reeves House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Commercial
Category: Other - Commercial
Location: Lat: -34 0 23 Long: 150 48 29
Primary address: 44 Argyle Street, Camden, NSW 2570
Parish: CAMDEN
County: CAMDEN
Local govt. area: Camden
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT11 DP771220
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
44 Argyle StreetCamdenCamdenCAMDENCAMDENPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

An early building (c1889) constructed by prominent school teacher and mayor, Mr Henry Pollock Reeves.
Date significance updated: 13 Sep 02
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Physical description: A two storey brick house stuccoed to imitate ashlar. It has a hipped iron roof and projecting bay front. The two storey front verandah has cast iron columns, balastrade and a bullnosed iron roof. It has a timber and glass panelled entrance door with side and highlight windows, and two pane double hung windows to the front elevation, and four pane double hung windows to the side elevation. The front verandah and steps are tiled. Interiors are substantially intact with cedar joinery and marble fireplaces and some original ceilings and cornices. The rear rooms have been substantially altered but with little disruption to the external appearance. It is prominently situated on a corner site at the eastern entry to Camden.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The house is in good condition.
Date condition updated:31 May 02
Current use: Commercial
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Its date of construction is unclear but it was erected by 1889 by Camden's prominent school teacher and Mayor Mr Henry Pollock Reeves. It was occupied by a Dr Warren and later owned by the Boardman family. Now it houses commercial tenants.

Assessment of significance

Integrity/Intactness: Reeves House retains good integrity and intactness.
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:

Conserve and maintain significant fabric.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCamden Local Environmental Plan 2010I603 Sep 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Macarthur Region Heritage Study1986 JRC Planning Services  Yes
Historic Buildings of Camden1983 Wrigley, John  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1280002

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