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Flat building

Item details

Name of item: Flat building
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Block of Flats
Primary address: 26 East Crescent Street, McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
26 East Crescent StreetMcMahons PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A very ornate example of three storey apartment building in the Inter War Free style with robust modelling and detailing that has a strong prsence in the street.
See under East Crescent Street Group NSHS0621.

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Description

Physical description: Three storey, painted brick and render apartment building with crenelated parapet and a three bay façade of a central projecting rectangular bay between three-facet projecting bays with two pane casement windows. Spandrels between floors on flanking bays are timber shingled. Corresponding spandrels on the centre bay are boarded and panelled in contrasting colours. Verandahs infilled to each floor. Part glazed double entry dors with decorative leadlights. The building sits on rusticated sandstone base with semi-circular arched entry to basement below entry stair.
Sloping garden to front with an unusual stone garden shelter with a hipped terracotta tile roof. Sandstone wall to street.
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oThis building is designed in the Federation Academic Classical style.

Three storey apartment building with crenelated parapet and a three bay facade formed of a central projecting rectangular bay between three-facet projecting bays. Spandrels between floors on flanking bays are timber shingled. Corresponding spandrels on the centre bay are boarded and panelled in contrasting colours. The building sits on a fine rusticated ashlar foundation with semi-circular arched entry to basement below entry stair.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Intact
Modifications and dates: Verandahs infilled
Windows replaced
Brickwork painted
Current use: Residential

History

Historical notes: See also under East Crescent Street Group NSHS0621.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Potential
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
High local significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Good/Good
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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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I046902 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930596Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180596


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