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Bethesda House; Stead House

Item details

Name of item: Bethesda House; Stead House
Other name/s: Bethesda House, Stead House, Frankfurt Villa
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 80 Victoria Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Local govt. area: Marrickville
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
80 Victoria RoadMarrickvilleMarrickville  Primary Address
12 Leicester StreetMarrickvilleMarrickville  Alternate Address


Construction years: 1860-
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:12 Jul 01
Modifications and dates: There are minor modifications to Bethesda House.


Historical notes: Stead House was formerly Bethesda Hospital, purchased by the Salvation Army in 1912. Prior to that, it was owned by Samuel Cook, editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and known as Frankfort Villa. Photos of the building and its famous garden when it was Frankfort Villa are held in Council's Local Studies Collection.

According to Council records, the following development on the site took place:

Consent No. 3037 dated 15 May, 1964 approved the use of premises for conversion of single storey dwelling into two self contained flats.

Permit No. 6981 dated 10 June 1977 approved the carrying out of alterations to the existing 2-storey hospital building for conversion into a Nursing home for the aged containing forty-seven (47) beds .

Permit No. 7318 dated 5 July 1978 approved the erection of a 2 storey brick/tile building containing two 1-bedbroom town house type units, as wells as a detached carport/store structure for three cars for use by staff members.

Permit No.8522 dated 3 February 1982 approved the construction of a small chapel adjacent to Leicester Street frontage for use of residents at 'Bethesda' Nursing home.

Permit No.11689 dated 1 July, 1988 approved the carrying out of alterations and additions to a nursing home to enlarge an associated office.

Permit No. 12258 dated 24 April, 1989 approved the carrying out of alterations to an existing nursing home to provide laundry facilities and to construct a single storey extension to the existing staff facilities at the property known as a 80 Victoria Road, Marrickville.

Determination No. 14802 dated 17 February, 1993 approved the erection of a carport for use in association with the nursing home.

Determination No.16545 dated 26 April, 1996 approved the erection of a shelter for use in association with a nursing home.

Determination No. 16757 dated 16 October, 1996 approved the carrying out of noise attenuation works to one of the buildings within the grounds of Bethesda Nursing Home.

Determination No. 16919 dated 7 January, 1997 approved the carrying out of noise attenuation works to Stead House.

In 1951 additions were made to the hospital (Bevan H)

In 1954 the Salvation Army Trust erected a new building

In 1974 part of the site was subdivided and in 1975 approval was sought for a nursing home for the aged (Neilson, Warren and Windlass). Further alterations to the hopsital building took place in 1977, and in 1978 quarters for hostel/nrusing home staff were constructed.

In 1979 additional staff accommodation and carports were erected (BA 157/79).

In 1982 the Salvation Army sought approval for a new chapel (BA??) and in 1986 made alterations to the staff quarters.

In 1987 all bathrooms wer upgraded and renovations were undertaken (BA 556/87).

In 1982 a s130 Order by the Heritage Council was placed over the property.

In 1989 a shed at the rear of 12 Leicester Street was demolished and extensions made to the nursing home which were considerd to be minor works by the Heritage Council of NSW.

1990 - B/A 220/90 - LAUNDRY, STORAGE

Recommended management:

General maintenance


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanMarrickville Local Environmental Plan 2001 18 May 01 86 
Within a conservation area on an LEPwithin draft cons. area Marrickville LEP 2001    
Heritage study     

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2030296

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