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Item details

Name of item: Offices (group value)
Other name/s: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 57 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley

Boundary:

The property boundary.
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
57 Fitzroy StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Located in a prominent position on Fitzroy street this is a substantial single storey weather board clad Federation style residence. It is extremely well maintained and has retained original elements including joinery. It is historically significant indicating development in Grafton c1900. It may be associated with Henry Avery Sanders, who with his father and brother Percy, ran a successful furniture making business in Grafton. This has yet to be confirmed. The size and quality of the dwelling would suggest it was originally owned by a professional or business person. It has been successfully reused as professional offices and makes a significant historic and architectural contribution to Fitzroy Street.
Date significance updated: 18 Jun 08
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Description

Physical description: Located in a prominent position on Fitzroy Street this is a substantial single storey weather board clad Federation style residence. It is extremely well maintained and has retained original elements including joinery. A complex corrugated iron gabled roof covers the dwelling with skillion roofs over the two verandahs. Gablet ventilation is visible in the roof and the brick chimney remains intact. A front projecting gable is attractively decorated with ashlar work and the windows here are long and narrow. A metal sunhood who scalloped edging covers these windows. verandahs have been partially enclosed with lattice. The dwelling is slightly raised above flood levels. Driveway leads to parking at the rear. No historically significant garden or front fence. Interior not viewed in this study.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Extremely well maintained
Date condition updated:12 Jun 08
Modifications and dates: New galvanised steel roof approx 2014
Further information: A very good example of adaptive reuse for professional offices.
Current use: Professional Offices
Former use: Private Residence

History

Historical notes: The early use of this building is unknown however drainage diagrams dated 29/5/1934 show the owner as Mr H. A. Sanders. The address at that time was 41 Fitzroy Street. Mr H. A. Sanders may be Henry Avery Sanders, son of Henry Harmon Sanders who built up a thriving business in Grafton making furniture c1900. Henry and his brother Percy helped in the business. This association has yet to be confirmed. The size and quality of this dwelling would suggest it was owned by a business person or professional. Since 2004 it has been the office for Kennedy Saunders Chartered Accountant.

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This substantial residence is historically significant showing development in Grafton c1900.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
It may be associated with Henry Avery Sanders who with his father and brother Percy ran a sucessful furniture making business in Grafton.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This well maintained Federation dwelling makes a substantial contribution to Fitzroy street, which is the main entry into historic Grafton.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The number of historic residential dwellings are diminshing in this section of Fitzroy Street, making this now a rare example.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
It is representative of its type.
Integrity/Intactness: 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:

List the exterior as one of group of residential and commercial buildings which provide an historic entry into Grafton.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley LEP 2011I57423 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  15 Jan 88   
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Within a conservation area on an LEPGrafton Heritage Conservation AreaC323 Dec 11 2011-701 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640962


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