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Stone house

Item details

Name of item: Stone house
Other name/s: Federation Style. Cottage
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 19 Monahan Avenue, Banksia, NSW 2216
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
19 Monahan AvenueBanksiaRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Once known as " Rube-Vear" the house has significance historically as evidence of the earliest development of Monahan Street and as evidence of the early 20th century development of Banksia. The stone house is aesthetically significant as a single storey late Federation stone house in Banksia that contributes to the historic character of the suburb. The building is an excellent representative example of a single storey detached late Federation stone house in Rockdale.
Date significance updated: 08 Sep 10
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Description

Construction years: 1910-
Physical description: A detached sandstone Federation style dwelling with slate hipped roof extending over the veranda. A front projecting bay with a gable roof and infilled gable end of stucco and painted battens. Pick faced ashlar sandstone block walls. Awning roof over window in projecting wing. Windows with colour lights. Veranda brackets and valence in decorative timber with timber columns. Timber picket fence to the front. The house is in a group of similar Federation dwellings, not stone.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Dwelling is in good condition.
Date condition updated:11 Aug 10
Modifications and dates: BA-1989/947: ADDITION TO DWELLING SINGLE STOREY CLASS I
BA-1994/79 : OUTBUILDING GARAGE CLASS10 & 1
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The land on which this dwelling is built was first granted in 1831 to James Chandler, a prominent early landholder in the region. Monahan Avenue did not appear in the Sands Directory until c1912. Although early occupants are unknown, hairdresser George H Mapstone may have been the occupant from c1914 (Sands Directory). Mapstone named his Monahan Avenue house the rather unusual name Rube-Vear, and his brother Herbert J Mapstone lived next door at a house called Hermily (Sands Directory; NSW Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages). From c1924 the occupant of the subject house is known to be Ernest Saunders, followed by Frederick C Phillips from c1929 (Sands Directory).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
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)-
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 On the Urban Fringe - Worker housing-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Once known as " Rube-Vear" the house has significance historically as evidence of the earliest development of Monahan Street and as evidence of the early 20th century development of Banksia.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The stone house is aesthetically significant as a single storey late Federation stone house in Banksia that contributes to the historic character of the suburb.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The building is an excellent representative example of a single storey detached late Federation stone house in Rockdale.
Integrity/Intactness: The house is substantially intact.
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 PlanRockdale LEP 2011I7805 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  16 Nov 01 175 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991385Meredith Walker and Terry Kass  No
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2330027


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