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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Victorian Style. Cottage; Shirley
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 34 Kitchener Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
34 Kitchener StreetKogarahRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The house is historically significant as it provides evidence of the development of Kogarah at the end of the nineteenth century. The house has aesthetic significance as a Federation house contributing to the historic character of Kitchener Street and Kogarah. The house is a good representative example of a Federation house with Victorian influences.
Date significance updated: 07 Sep 10
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Description

Construction years: 1899-
Physical description: The building at 34 Kitchener street is located on the elevated side of the road and is surrounded by mainly single storey residences of the Federation period. It is a late Victorian residences which features a hipped and gable roof form which has a rendered chimney and a prominent bay window to the front gable with an open veranda at the entrance. The faceted bay window features Italianate detailing such as the double brackets of the eave. The massing appears to have a gothic influence with a steep pitch and decorative bargeboards to the gables. The side elevation features pointed arch window openings at different levels expressing an attic room. The slate roof is detailed with terra cotta ridge capping.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The house is in good condition.
Date condition updated:28 May 10
Modifications and dates: New security window to the side window. Cast iron fringe which is probably a later addition and painted brick fence.
BA-1992/285 : CARPORT OUTBUILDING CLASS X
BA-1994/671: SWIMMING POOL INGROUND CLASS 10
DA-2001/916 : ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING DWELLING
DA-2002/336 : S.96 - DOOR AND FIXED PANEL REARRANGED
DA-2003/259: FRONT FENCE
SPC-2006/738: Swimming Pool
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The subject property is part of 1200 acres granted by Governor Brisbane to merchant James Chandler in 1831. Kitchener Street was formerly named Derby Street. The subject house was likely constructed for Edward Sansome, the occupant from c1899 until 1920, who named the house Shirley (Sands Directory). Sansome, a jeweller formerly of Leicester and Birmingham, England, established a jeweller’s shop at 399 George Street, Sydney, in the 1890s which he registered in 1903 (Sands Directory; NSW State Records Register of Firms Index). In 1920 Sansome died while in occupation at the subject house (‘Deaths’, SMH, 10 May 1920). By 1930 the house was occupied by Arthur Edward Banner and his wife Kathleen (nee Cole) (Sands Directory). Banner was a well-known builder in the district, having constructed, among many other buildings, a theatre at Kogarah in 1920, described as ‘one of the most up-to-date in the suburbs of Sydney’ (‘New Theatre at Kogarah’, SMH, 24 November 1920) and alterations to the Kogarah municipal chambers in 1928 (‘Notes’, SMH, 18 April 1928). By 1948, Kathleen’s widowed mother, Catherine Cole, was also living at the house (‘Deaths’, SMH, 29 May 1948).

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The house is historically significant as it provides evidence of the development of Kogarah at the end of the nineteenth century.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
The house is historically associated with Arthur Edward Banner, who was a well known builder in the district in the early part of the twentieth century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house has aesthetic significance as a Federation house contributing to the historic character of Kitchener Street and Kogarah.
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 house is a good representative example of a Federation house with Victorian influences.
Integrity/Intactness: The building 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 Local Environmental Plan 2011I19305 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  25 Aug 00 109 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes
Heritage Advisory Council1992R43R. Rathbone  No

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: 2330053


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