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House and Garden, Lohengrin

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden, Lohengrin
Other name/s: Lohengrin
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 24 Anglo Square, Carlton, NSW 2218
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
24 Anglo SquareCarltonKogarah  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

24 Anglo Square, Carlton is significant at a Local level for its historic values, aesthetic qualities and streetscape contribution. As evidence of early twentieth century residential development within the Westbourne Park Estate, 24 Anglo Square is a substantially intact single storey brick and slate dwelling displaying excellent Federation Bungalow stylistic qualities with sympathetic early twenty first century rear additions. Recently faithfully conserved, including reconstructed picket boundary fence, 24 Anglo Square is a highly important aesthetic contributor to the Kogarah LGA and its streetscape.
Date significance updated: 17 Jan 12
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: 24 Anglo Square is a Federation Bungalow style single-storey dwelling with original slate roof, terracotta ridge and hip capping and rendered chimney with moulded capital. The street facing façade is notable for original tuck pointed brickwork with colour contrasting banded brickwork and brick-quions. The gabled end is finished with original roughcast and smooth rendered geometric decoration and borders. There are original box frame double-hung windows with rendered sills and decorative aprons. The front verandah is supported on original turned timber posts bearing on marble bordering original encaustic tiles. Picket fence reconstruction is recent but most sympathetic.
Date condition updated:15 Dec 11
Further information:
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: 24 Anglo Square was built c.1915. The first occupant was John C. Byrnes (1916). Other early residents were Thomas Hawkins (1917), T. Burns (1918), Jack C. Burns (1919), Norman Steel (1920-21), John C. Burns (1922-1933). (It seems probable that John C. Byrnes and John C. Burns were the same person and that he owned the house). No. 24 is representative of the later Federation development of the Westbourne Park Estate. It demonstrates the middle class aspirations associated with the suburbanisation of the area. Westbourne Park Estate was first offered for auction c.1885. It was offered again in 1892. The subdivision was designed by Fred. H. Reuss, Jnr, architect and surveyor. Advertisements described Westbourne Park as an unrivalled estate ... close to the Carlton Railway Station with large frontage to main Kogarah Road leading to Tom Ugly's Point. The subdivision attracted private ownership rather than land speculators from an early stage. The Australasian Builders and Contractors News reported on 21 May 1887: The land and various building properties at Westbourne Park, Kogarah, have been selling at a good price. Comparatively little has been purchased by the building companies, the majority of allotments having been purchased by city people desirous of a country home (p.33).

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 Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (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]
Together with contemporary dwellings in the locality, 24 Anglo Square provides high quality historical evidence of residential development using Federation Bungalow influence in the Westbourne Park Estate in the early twentieth century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The dwelling is notable for its excellent Federation Bungalow stylistic qualities and valuable contribution to the streetscape.
SHR Criteria g)
A very good representative example of a dwelling displaying Federation Bungalow stylistic influence in the Kogarah LGA.
Integrity/Intactness: Original fabric is substantially intact externally. Recent rear single-storey addition does not diminish the heritage values of the place.
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 significant fabric and streetscape setting.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I1425 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan  23 May 03   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Kogarah Heritage Study Review - Stage 11999 Musecape, John Matthias, Lisa Murray  Yes
Kogarah Heritage Study 19941994 Tropman & Tropman  No
Kogarah Heritage Study Review 20112011 Truman, Zaniol & Associates Pty Ltd  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Sands Directories 1885 to 1932
WrittenTropman & Tropman Architects1994Kogarah Heritage Study 1994

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1870010

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