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Federation House, including interiors

Item details

Name of item: Federation House, including interiors
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 28 Thornley Street, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
28 Thornley StreetMarrickvilleMarrickville  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This is one of the best local examples of Federation period housing in the area and represents the development of large suburban blocks in this area in the period around the turn of the century. During the early part of the century closer settlement took place with small free standing cottages defining the new local character.
Date significance updated: 11 Jan 12
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Physical description: Large Federation house with frontage to Cooks River. This has retained much of its original detailing with excellent timber work to the verandah and gables, stained glass windows and slate roof with tiled ridge capping. The site includes a large palm tree to the front garden which is faced by a low brick fence with brick posts and wrought iron panelling.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The physical condition of the building appears to be poor-fair.
Date condition updated:20 Dec 13
Modifications and dates: There are minor modifications to the building.
Current use: Residential

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
SHR Criteria f)
Local- The building is a rare example of a particularily ornate Federation period house.
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: The building is intact and retains the majority of it's integrity.
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:

Requires maintenance


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville LEP 2011I12212 Dec 11 2011/645 
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Marrickville Heritage Study19863.26Fox and AssociatesNovember 1984 No
Marrickville Heritage Study Review19972030168Tropman & Tropman Architects1997-1999 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2030168
File number: 3.26

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