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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 37 Walker Street, Lavender Bay, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
37 Walker StreetLavender BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

See Group Card NSHS0376. A terrace designed in teh Federation Exotic style. Its interior and front garden setting also contribute to its significance.

Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include information on landscape significance, interiors or the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are updated by Council as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conversation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
Date significance updated: 03 Aug 12
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Physical description: One of a large two storey rendered brick terrace (incorporating nos. 25-27, 29, 31, 33, 35, & 37 Walker Street) with semi-circular arched colonade to the ground floor verandahs, upper verandahs with timber posts, balustrades and timber shingles to the spandrels and half-timbered, roughcast rendered gable ends to the projecting gable ends. Roof is terracotta tiled. Ground floor openings are semi-circular arched, with moulded imposts and archivolts repeating the detailing of the colonade arches.This building is designed in the Federation Exotic style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Major Alteration
Further information: 11-37, 20-30 Walker Street, North Sydney
Former use: State Themes: Urban settlements. Building styles.


Historical notes: Currently occupied by the Royal Art Society of N.S.W., the building was originally a pair of semi-detached residences. See also Group Card NSHS0376

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria g)
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: Unsympathetic
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I038302 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931864Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181864

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