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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Semi-Detached House
Primary address: 210 Falcon Street, North Sydney, NSW 2062
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
210 Falcon StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An elaborate and richly detailed two storey semi detached house in the Federation Queen Anne style one of the most elaborate houses in the area. See under Falcon and Lytton Streets Group NSHS0890

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Description

Physical description: Two storey, semi-detached tuck-pointed brick house with blue brick decoration central projecting gabled bay flanked by verandah bays to both levels. Three quarter arched opening to the ground floor to the entrance door. Main roof consists of a half-hipped longitudinal gable, with central projecting gable to street, clad in terracotta tiles.
Verandahs have timber posts and balustrades, with timber valance to the lower floor having a repeated circular motif. Gabled bay has three-quarter arch entry to each side, with faceted central bay window to the upper floor and semi-circular louvred ventilator in the gable end. Part glazed French doors to the verandah. Side bay with timber casement windows with multi paned highlights with coloured glass. Skillion lean-to to rear.
Small garden to front with cast iron palisade fence on sandstone plinth.
One of a two storey pair of semi-detached houses (nos. 210 & 212 Falcon Street) with central projecting gabled bay flanked by verandah bays, with verandahs to both levels.
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One of a two storey pair of semi-detached houses (nos. 210 & 212 Falcon Street) with central projecting gabled bay flanked by verandah bays, with verandahs to both levels. Main roof consists of half-hipped longitudinal gable, with central projecting gable to the street, clad in terracotta tiles. Verandahs have timber posts and balustrades, with valence to the lower floor having a repeated circular motif. Gabled bay has three-quarter circular arch entry to each side, with faceted central bay window to the upper floor and semi-circular louvred ventilator in the gable end.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration/Good
Further information: 210-216 Falcon Street 1-3 Lytton Street Cammeray. A very unusual example with very elaborate detailing and decoration. One of six semi-detached houses 210-216 Falcon Street and 1-3 Lytton Street.
Current use: Residential Private

History

Historical notes: The three duplexes were built by John Anderson, a restaurant keeper, in 1903 on a subdivision of an 1855 grant to Thomas Flood that he had purchased in 1901.

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]
Regional significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Representative Aesthetically Regionally
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 I083502 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930893Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 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: 2180893


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