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Wenona Girls' School Group - Karakatta

Item details

Name of item: Wenona Girls' School Group - Karakatta
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Education
Category: School - Private
Primary address: 186 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
186 Walker StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Well formed and characteristic Federation townhouse which is located in a group of similar buildings encompassing a range of styles. Relic of the early development of this vicinity and reminder of the once 'select' character of this vicinity, now on the fringe of the commercial centre. Now associated with prominent local private school.

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Description

Physical description: Two storey narrow fronted brick house with gabled and hipped gable roof of terracotta tiles. Facade has projecting gabled bay with enclosed upper floor verandah which has a shingled spandrel below and rough-cast rendered and half-timbered gable end above. Entry bay has a square, hipped roof tower with semi-circular arched window to the upper floor and gabled porch over the entry door carried on timber posts with decorative timber screen to the gable end.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
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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 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: _
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 I099302 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931036Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB July 1992 Yes

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: 2181036


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