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Armstrong House - Kiaora

Item details

Name of item: Armstrong House - Kiaora
Other name/s: Kia-Ora, Private Hospital
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 81- 83 Uralba Street, Lismore, NSW 2480
Local govt. area: Lismore
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
81- 83 Uralba StreetLismoreLismore  Primary Address
Dibbs StLismoreLismore  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Large Federation Filigree building, rare locally. Landmark importance on corner site. Prominent in local views on a well trafficked street. Adopts a diagonal plan arrangement common on corner sites elsewhere. Essentially unaltered, following recent removal of unsympathetic additions. Double verandah of special note. Social and historic interest for its original use as a private hospital. Long associated with the base hospital opposite. Local significance.
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Construction years: 1913-1913
Physical description: Impressive Federation Period weatherboard house. Two storeys with double verandah. Corrugated iron hipped and gabled roof. Lattice pattern gables. Moulded chimneys with roughcast render and terracotta pots. Pair of ventilated gablets at centre of roof. Verandah has bull-nosed roof, with chamfered and moulded timber columns, a cast iron balustrade at first floor level, and a timber lattice valance at ground floor level. Windows are double-hung. Fine quality interior.
Modifications and dates: Sympathetic picket fence. Solar units on roof. Aluminium frame flyscreens to windows. Verandah floor at ground floor level is concrete. Unsympathetic carport at side. Other unsympathetic additions recently removed (see 1987 National Trust form).


Historical notes: Originally built as a private hospital in 1913. Now provides residential accommodation for the hospital opposite.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
3. Economy-Developing local, regional and national economies Health-Activities associated with preparing and providing medical assistance and/or promoting or maintaining the well being of humans (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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as historically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as aesthetically representative locally. This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  08 Jun 01   
Local Environmental PlanLismore LEP 2012i6722 Feb 13   
Heritage study  01 Oct 95   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Lismore Heritage Study199420026Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdAW, VM No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written 0National Trust listing form, 1987

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1950062

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