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Semi-detached Dwelling and Garden

Item details

Name of item: Semi-detached Dwelling and Garden
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 133-135 The Promenade, Sans Souci, NSW 2219
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
133-135 The PromenadeSans SouciKogarah  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

133-135 The Promenade, Sans Souci is a two-storey sandstone and tile Federation Period waterfront terrace which for its type is rare within the Kogarah LGA. The integrity of the building has been somewhat compromised by alterations and additions but it is still able to be conserved and maintained as an important element of Kogarah and the historical development of the Marks Estate Subdivision in the early twentieth century.
Date significance updated: 05 Mar 12
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Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: Located adjacent to Kogarah Bay, 133-135 The Promenade is a two-storey Federation Period terrace. The place is not visible from the street, being set well back and below street level, but is visible from the Bay. The building has an original steep-pitched gambrel roof and two original rock-faced sandstone chimneys with original terra cotta chimney pots. Concrete roof tiles are late twentieth century fabric. There are original triangular-shaped metal sheet gambrel vents with openings formed in the shape of a floral design. No. 133 has a non-original triangular-shaped glazed gablet to the street facing elevation. Both terraces have late twentieth century dormers located on the rear roof plane facing Kogarah Bay. In addition, No. 133 has a dormer addition on the side elevation. The facades have original rock-faced ashlar sandstone walls and original timber framed double-hung windows to side elevations. There are front and rear enclosed verandahs with pitched roofs which are continuous with the main hipped roof. On the street boundary is a sympathetic late twentieth century timber picket fence with pedestrian and vehicle gates. The front garden is substantially brick paved driveway. There are two late twentieth century garages set well back from the street boundary. Along the rear of the site, facing Kogarah Bay, is an original low rock faced stone wall.
Date condition updated:10 Feb 12
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: The Marks Estate Subdivision (c.1890) occurred on 41 acres originally granted to Jacob Marks in 1854. Jacob Marks was an early settler, appearing in records from the mid 1850's. Lots were advertised for sale by EC Broughton (Mitchell Library, SP:S6/74). There were no listings in the Promenade in 1905, but by 1910 there are 7 listings. In the 1938 Valuation Books the property is described as two flats, owned by William C. Jagelman, gentleman. Jagelman is listed in the Sands Directories of 1930 at 63 The Promenade (numbers changed later) with Sidney Pemboss listed at 63A. The 1925 Sands directory has only one listing for the property, that being Fred Fagerstrom. There are many listings for The Promenade prior to this, however the house cannot be definitely identified among them. Applications to alter and add to the property include a laundry (1956), carport and additions (1964), when in the ownership of Mr Aitken.135 was attached to an original boat house which served both properties but has since been demolished (Mr & Mrs Buckland, 2001; Mrs Cooney, 2001; Kogarah Council Archives, Building Cards; Sydney Sands Directories).

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]
Together with contemporary dwellings in the locality, 133-135 The Promenade, Sans Souci provides evidence of the evolution of residential development within the Marks Estate in the Federation Period.
SHR Criteria f)
133-135 The Promanade, Sans Souci, is a relatively rare Federation Period pair of sandstone terraces in the Kogarah LGA.
Integrity/Intactness: The integrity of the building has been somewhat compromised by alterations and additions, but it is still able to be conserved.
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:

Maintain significant elements and setting of the place.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I16025 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan  08 Apr 05   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Kogarah Heritage Study 19941994 Tropman & Tropman  No
Review of Kogarah Heritage Study 1994 - Group 2&3 Draft Heritage Items - Stage 22001 Architectural Projects Pty Ltd  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Map  Map of Kogarah LGA - Original Subdivisions
Map  Subdivision Plans
Written 1938Kogarah Council Archives - Valuation Books
Written  Kogarah Council Archives - Building Cards
Written  Sands Directories - 1885-1933
WrittenJ.Fletcher & D.Kingston1985River, Road and Rail
WrittenKogarah Historical Society The Sans Souci Peninsular
WrittenTropman & Tropman Architects1994Kogarah Heritage Study

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1870187

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