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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: 15 East Crescent Street, McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
15 East Crescent StreetMcMahons PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An unusual example of a two storey apartment block in the Federation Free Classical style.
See under East Crescent Street Group NSHS0621.

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Description

Physical description: Two storey, roughcast rendered masonry split-level building with tiled roof featuring, in various places, gables, half-gabled hips and hipped gable concrete tile roof forms. There is a parapet to the front with a central pediment over a large flat roofed entrance porch supported on square timber columns on rendered masonry piers that leads to a part glazed central court with timber stairs to each level. There is a large extension to the to the rear with fibro weatherboards to the waterfront.
There is a path to the front with a timber picket fence to the street and a small garden to the rear.
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Two storey split-level building with tiled roof featuring, in various places, gables, half-gabled hips and hipped-gable roof forms. It is of brick, rough-cast rendered to the street frontage and with weatherboards to the waterfront. Street frontage has central projecting gable end as pediment to flanking parapets along longitudinal main roof.This building is designed in the Federation Academic Classical style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Intact/Good
Modifications and dates: Roof replaced in concrete tiles
New doors
Heavily altered to the rear
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]
Local
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Rare Aesthetically Locally
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/High
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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 I046602 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930626Tony 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: 2180626


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