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Kogarah Community Aid and Information Centre

Item details

Name of item: Kogarah Community Aid and Information Centre
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Postal and Telecommunications
Category: Post Office
Primary address: 90 Railway Parade, Kogarah, NSW 2217
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
90 Railway ParadeKogarahKogarahSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This building is historically significant as it represents the Federation Period of development within the main commercial centre of Kogarah which was consolidated with the establishment of the railway. It is a good representative example of the 1910s Federation Anglo Durch Style. An excellent corner building in the main street of Kogarah which is a good example of a Federation style post office. The Building features good use of polychromatic materials and romantic massing and plays a continuing role as a public institution. This building is historically important as it represents a key building in the main commercial street of Kogarah. It reflects the substantial commercial development that consolidated with the establishment of the railway and municipality. The former Post Office is an excellent example of the Federation Arts and Crafts style located on a corner site. The building is socially significant as it continues to function as a community facility.
Date significance updated: 27 Jun 05
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Description

Designer/Maker: W L Vernon
Physical description: A romantic design featuring walls of brown brickwork broken by bands, arches and bulls-eye windows with orange brickwork, and sills and lintels of sandstone. The roof is of Orange Marseilles tiles. Balconies feature ironwork with an exaggerated acroteria motif. The fulcrum of the design is a circular turret topped by a windvane. The angled section of the facade is relatively modern (c1955) but care has been taken to ensure that the materials relate. The original building is presumed to date from the Federation period, prior to 1901, to allow design by NSW government architect W L Vernon. Federation Arts and Crafts. Face brick, contrasting bands of brickwork to windows, stone lintells and sills. Roof orange marseilles tiles. Balconies with wrought iron lacework.
Modifications and dates: Angled section of the facade c1955
Further information: Dominant circular turret addresses the street.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I10325 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan  10 Feb 98   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Kogarah Heritage Study 1994199422Tropman & Tropman  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1870616


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