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House and Former Corner Shop

Item details

Name of item: House and Former Corner Shop
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 41 Edward Street, Carlton, NSW 2218
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
41 Edward StreetCarltonKogarah  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

41 Edward Street, Carlton is significant at a Local level as a representative single-storey Federation period dwelling with a substantially intact Inter-War corner shop addition. The shop with its high integrity is relatively rare within the Kogarah LGA and due to its prominent location makes a valuable contribution to the streetscape and historical evolution and evidence of its locality, despite being adapted to residential use.
Date significance updated: 16 Dec 11
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Construction years: 1915-
Physical description: A single-storey Federation Bungalow style painted (non-original) brick dwelling with Inter-War shop addition located on a corner site. The dwelling has an original hipped slate roof with terracotta ridge and hip capping, and original eaves with exposed rafters and boarded soffit. It has a gable facing Edward Street with roughcast finish to the gable end, tripartite timber framed casement window with highlights and a slate window hood on timber brackets. The prominent single-storey corner shop is built to the street boundary. Substantially intact from its date of construction, it has painted brick walls, a 1.5m high tiled base course, timber-framed and glazed double doors, and rendered parapet embellished with roughcast panels and brick motifs. The original corrugated iron roofed suspended street awning has recently been conserved.
Date condition updated:16 Dec 11
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential/Commercial


Historical notes: 41 Edward Street was built c.1915 as part of a Federation overlay of the Westbourne Park Estate. Residents included Francis Drewett/Drewitt (1916-1919); Walter Sparks (1920-21); Ernest H. Tremayne (1922-1927) and Frank Morris (1923-33). 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 subdivison 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 have been purchased by city people desirous of a country home (p.33). The shop is representative of corner stores built during the Inter-War period to meet the needs of the family moving into the suburbs. The shop and residence adds another historical and social layer to the Federation and Inter-War housing developments in South Carlton, and emphasises the importance of local retail facilities for suburban families.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Commerce-Activities relating to buying, selling and exchanging goods and services (none)-
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]
41 Edward Street provides comparatively rare tangible evidence of the historical evolution of neighbourhood corner shops in the Kogarah LGA from the Inter-War Period.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The altered Federation period dwelling and recently conserved substantially intact Inter-War shop make a valuable contribution to the streetscape.
SHR Criteria f)
The Inter-War corner shop, although no longer trading, is becoming increasingly rare in the Kogarah LGA.
SHR Criteria g)
An excellent representative example of a substantially intact (externally) Inter-War corner shop and its original residence in the Kogarah LGA.
Integrity/Intactness: Considerably intact to the Inter-War period. Well considered corner shop addition constructed in the Inter-War period.
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 remnant significant fabric and corner setting.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I1725 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 1887Australasian Builders and Contractors News 21 May 1887
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: 1870035

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