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House and Garden, Yosemite

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden, Yosemite
Other name/s: Yosemite
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 18 Anglo Square, Carlton, NSW 2218
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Anglo SquareCarltonKogarah  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

18 Anglo Square, Carlton is significant at a Local level for its aesthetic qualities, streetscape contribution, and historic value. A very good representative example within the Kogarah LGA of a substantially intact single-storey Federation Arts and Crafts style dwelling, the place is notable for its prominent gabled verandah with splayed columns and decorative woodwork, tuck pointed brickwork, roughcast finishes and original brick boundary fence. 18 Anglo Square makes a strong contribution to the cultural values of Anglo Square and provides high quality evidence of its locality and the historical evolution of residential development within the Westbourne Park Estate.
Date significance updated: 09 Mar 12
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: 18 Anglo Square is a single-storey tuck pointed brick and roughcast gabled dwelling with second storey accommodation located within the roof space. The place is notable for its Federation Arts and Crafts stylistic influence including prominent gable verges, eaves brackets, roughcast wall finish and battered chimney and columns. It has a large gabled front verandah supported on original battered roughcast columns with rectangular capitals. It has a curved roughcast balustrade, non-original floor tiles and a gable displaying decorative timber battening. The roof with non-original concrete tiles projects considerably beyond the gable ends and is supported by timber brackets. Tall original timber casement windows have rendered lintels.
Date condition updated:15 Dec 11
Further information:
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: 18 Anglo Square, Yosemite, was built c.1915. The first occupier was Alfred W. Gray, builder who probably built the house. Other early occupants were Mrs Mary Welland (1917-1918), Henry Brooks (1919), Frank Brooks (1920-1933). No. 18 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 the 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, 18 Anglo Square provides very good evidence of Federation period Arts and Crafts inspired residential development in the Westbourne Park Estate.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The place is notable for its high quality Federation Arts and Crafts stylistic influence and strong contribution to the streetscape.
SHR Criteria g)
A very good representative example of a dwelling displaying Federation Arts and Crafts stylistic influence in the Kogarah LGA.
Integrity/Intactness: Integrity has been somewhat compromised by unsympathetic alterations including non-original concrete roof tiles and porch floor tiles but still able to conserve extent of significance.
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 I1325 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: 1870012

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