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2 pairs of semi-detached houses

Item details

Name of item: 2 pairs of semi-detached houses
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 88-90 and 92-94 Glover Street, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman


Property boundary
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
88-90 and 92-94 Glover StreetMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Two pairs of similar houses in good condition and with architectural treatment demonstrating the pattern of historical development of the Australian Queen Anne and Arts-and-Crafts styles. They are also part of a consistent ensemble of adjacent residences.
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Designer/Maker: Not known
Builder/Maker: Not known
Physical description: Federation Queen Anne/Arts-and-Crafts. These houses are interestingly similar but not identical versions of the Federation period semi-detached form. They are brick-built with tuckpointed fronts and hipped terra-cotta tiled roofs. Each pair has a full-width front verandah whose roof is an extension of the main slope. The chimneys are stuccoed or roughcast with simply corniced tops and pots. Each pair of houses has a central gable motif in the centre above the party wall: the gable at No.s 88-90 rises from the front wall of the building while that of No.s 92-94 rises from the verandah edge. Each has two flanking gables: those of 88-90 rise from the verandah edge while those of 92-94 rise from the front wall of the building. The gables have differing decoration including turned balusters and sunbursts. The verandah posts are turned and chamfered timber, doubled where they support gables, and the friezes have balusters of differing designs. No. 90 has an intrusive bagged brick fence which disturbs the symmetry of the group; the others have picket fences. These houses make an interesting ensemble with the houses at No.s 82, 84 and 86 Glover Street.
Modifications and dates: Sympathetic Minor Alteration.


Historical notes: Not researched.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria g)
This item is aesthetically representative regionally. This item is historically representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Intact
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Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan2 pairs of semi-detached houses 09 Dec 11 41 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes
 0177 CHP/RI No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060177
File number: 177

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