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Attached House/Office

Item details

Name of item: Attached House/Office
Other name/s: Strathmore, Kneebone & Beretta Consulting Engineers
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 17 Marion Street, Harris Park, NSW 2150
Local govt. area: Parramatta
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
LOT1 DP600258
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17 Marion StreetHarris ParkParramatta  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This item is historically and aesthetically significant as a good example of Federation Arts & Crafts residences located in a historic streetscape of single storey residences. The item substantially contributes to the Marion Street streetscape and forms part of two almost identical conjoined residences as a mini group in the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 14 May 98
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Construction years: 1920-
Physical description: Single storey Federation Arts & Crafts style conjoined buildings (two pairs of semi-detached houses), each rectangular in plan, symmetrical at front with verandah across the whole frontage. Brick wall structure, hipped roof with terra cotta tiles and finials at ridge. Verandahs have squared timber posts and large lattice frieze. Other features include projecting dormer ventilator at front hip emphasising the entry, wide glazed entry and hallway (that was originally two separate residence entries). Main separation walls of the conjoined residences has been removed. Forecourt was brick paved and has a high brick boundary fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:14 May 98
Modifications and dates: Late 20th century internal alterations to offices. Linked to No 19 Marion Street
Further information: Structural movement evident
Refer to photograph within SHI No 2241038
Current use: Commercial Office
Former use: Conjoined residence


Historical notes: Strathmore, like No 15 adjacent, was built on a narrow block subdivided from the eastern part of No 13 when John Walker, the auctioneer, sold the property at the end of WWI. Strathmore was part of the investment in real estate made at this time by PB Terry the well known draper and grocer who had a store on the corner of Church and George Streets earlier in this century. No 17 was leased in 1930 to Mrs Sweeney and was presumably normally occupied by a tenant while the Terry's lived in No 15.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Land tenure-Aboriginal and European; may include sub-divisions, fences, Survey marks etc.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item has historic significance as a post WWI strip subdivision originally owned and occupied by a prosperous Church Street draper and grocer who invested in Marion Street.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item has aesthetic significance as it forms part of a generally cohesive single storey streetscape group.
Almost identical to its neighbours 15; 19 & 21.
SHR Criteria g)
Integrity/Intactness: Altered internally
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.

Recommended management:

Consider as part of a Marion Street/Cowper Street precinct


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Regional Environmental PlanREP No 28 20 Aug 99 956161
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Assessment of Potential Heritage Items in Parramatta City Centre & Harris Park199852Graham Edds & Associates in conjunction with Prof Ian Jack  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenJ Sands1930Sydney Directory
WrittenParramatta Achives Valuation List, 1924-30
WrittenParramatta Archives Rate Books; 1920-23

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2241039

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