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Federation House

Item details

Name of item: Federation House
Other name/s: Federation Style. House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 4 Carrington Street, Bexley, NSW 2207
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
4 Carrington StreetBexleyRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The Federation house at 4 Carrington Street, Bexley is historically significant as evidence of the historical development of the area at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. This dwelling is aesthetically significant for its contribution to the historic character of Carrington Street. It is one of a group of 4 almost identical, late Federation houses with original Marseilles tiles roofs and timber verandas which contribute to the streetscape of Carrington Street and were probably the work of one builder. The building is a good representative example of smaller Federation style houses in Rockdale.
Date significance updated: 27 Sep 10
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Description

Construction years: 1910-1910
Physical description: Part of a group of 4 late Federation style double fronted single storey brick cottages. The cottages are almost identical hipped Marseilles tile roofs, decorative timber woodwork around the front porches and timber detailed, shingled window awnings, and distinctive patterning on projecting gable fronts. The subject property has a car port at the front.
Largely intact with original Marseilles tile roof, timber details to veranda, windows awning and original chimneys.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The dwelling is in good condition.
Date condition updated:11 Aug 10
Modifications and dates: BA-1990/122 : ADDITION TO DWELLING SINGLE STOREY CLASS I
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. The land was auctioned as part of the Ocean View Estate. The exact date of construction and initial occupants of the subject house are unclear. In 1909 only one house was listed on the north side of Carrington Street, with Walter Preddey (of the well-known Bexley family) the occupant. It is not known whether this was the subject house. By 1920 there were a great many more houses in the street. The subject house was occupied by William Day from 1920 to at least 1930. The house is shown on a water board plan dated 1920-1946 (MWS&DB, Bexley Sheet 20, 1920-1946). By 1951 Stanislaus Alfred Fazakerly and his wife Margaret (Maisie) Adele (nee Gould) were in residence (‘Funerals’, SMH, 22 October 1951). Margaret’s father Arthur Henry Gould was also resident at the house at the time of his death in 1953 (‘Funerals’, 25 August 1953).

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 Village community to commuter suburb - Housing-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The Federation house at 4 Carrington Street, Bexley is historically significant as evidence of the historical development of the area at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This dwelling is aesthetically significant for its contribution to the historic character of Carrington Street. It is one of a group of 4 almost identical, late Federation houses with original Marseilles tiles roofs and timber verandas which contribute to the streetscape of Carrington Street and were probably the work of one builder.
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 a good representative example of smaller Federation style houses in Rockdale.
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 LEP 2011I10805 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  16 Nov 01 175 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991274Meredith Walker and Terry Kass  No
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2330092


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