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Item details

Name of item: Esperanto
Other name/s: Esperanto, Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 6 Crown Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6 Crown StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 6 Crown Street is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of quality Federation Bungalow houses in the local area. The house, built c. 1910, makes an important contribution to the streetscape, additionally enhanced by the adjacent historic houses in Crown Street, which collectively illustrate the development history of the locality. Its name, reflective of the idealistic attempt to create an international language, is of interest to followers of the Esperantist ideas.
Date significance updated: 07 Mar 02
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Construction years: 1918-
Physical description: Single storey Federation house of red brick with slate roof. The facades are of tuck pointed cavity brick walls, with contrast brick stringline, contrast brick quoins at corners and around window openings, on rendered foundations. Gambrel roof with projecting gables to side and front elevations has louvres in point of gables with painted vertical and diagonal strap work on spatterdash infill. Slate roofing has terracotta crockets, horns and ridge capping. Three tall spatterdash chimneys with brick caps and brick strap work and Chinese lantern pot. Verandah is slated, under skillion roof extending from main roof, across front to projecting gable and returning to east side. Verandah floor is concrete, with marble edge and steps, and it is supported on paired incised timber posts set on brick piers with rendered caps. Shaped, arched timber valance is present between verandah posts. Windows have sloping brick sills and soldier brick curved arches. Front windows are in groups of three, with multicoloured panes, and an awning with Edwardian decorative timber ladder brackets with ripple iron skillion roof. Exterior doors have segmented arches over transom light and Victorian panelled door with leadlight in trapezoidal glazed panel above lock rail. Transom light over half-sidelights and Federation panelled door with leadlight trapezoidal panel above lock rail three vertical timber panels below. Original door furniture. Other features include roughcast stucco gables, sandstone gutters in the street. Fence is brick rendered and shaped fence with wire mesh panel attached to pipe frame gate.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
National Trust (Parramatta Branch): Good.
Modifications and dates: National Trust (Parramatta Branch) supplied Year Started.
Further information: CPS


Historical notes: Built c. 1910. National Trust (Parramatta Branch): SD 1932: Mrs N. E. Beasley "Esperanto" | SD 1929: Mrs N. E. Beasley "Esperanto" | SD 1923: Mrs N. E. Beasley | SD 1920: Robert Beasley | SD 1918: no entry | PCC RB 1915: N0. 875. Improv. Cap. Val. 165 pounds. Priscilla Beers | PCC RO 1914: N0. 875. Sec.2 lots 5. Priscilla Beers, widow Parra |

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item historically significant.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is aesthetically significant
SHR Criteria g)
This item is representative.
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
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 2814620 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Parramatta Heritage Study1993146Meredith Walker  Yes
Parramatta Heritage Review2004 National Trust (Parramatta Branch)  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2240146

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