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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: 12 Dunmore Street North, Bexley, NSW 2207
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12 Dunmore Street NorthBexleyRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The Federation house at 12 Dunmore Street North, Bexley is significant as part of a group of three identical high quality Federation houses with rare patterned slate roof tiles. This group contributes to the unique streetscape of Dunmore Street, which forms part of the original Ocean View Estate subdivision in 1883. The building is a good representative example of a Federation house in the Rockdale area.
Date significance updated: 06 Sep 10
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Description

Construction years: 1900-
Physical description: One of a group of three single storey Federation brick houses in similar form and style with hipped roof with a projecting gabled bay and covered with patterned slate. The original chimney is extant and retains its chimney pots. The front veranda is supported on turned timber posts with cast iron decorative trim and timber brackets. The brickwork is tuck pointed and there is a bay window projecting from the gabled roofed front wall. The window in the bay has been replaced with an aluminium frame window as have the original front windows under the veranda.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
This dwelling is largely intact although missing original timber window and veranda details.
Date condition updated:29 May 10
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 first auctioned as part of the Ocean View Estate in 1883. The date of construction and initial owners of the subject house have not been established, although the house looks likely to have been built for speculative purposes as part of a group with Nos 14 and 16 Dunmore Street, possibly by locally prominent builder Norman R Smith, who from at least 1923 was the occupant of 14 Dunmore Street. In 1920 the occupant was William E Storer; by 1930 the occupant was Walter J Butler. Mrs Ellen Kennedy was in residence there in 1941 (‘Deaths’, SMH, 22 December 1941).

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]
This Federation house is historically significant as part of the second wave of development on 1883 Ocean View Estate.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is aesthetically significant as part of a group three identical high quality Federation houses with unique intact patterned slated roof tiles. This group of dwellings contributes to the streetscape character of Dunmore Street and helps to show the unique historic development of styles in this Street over a 40-year period.
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 a Federation house in the Rockdale area.
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 2011I17105 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  16 Nov 01 175 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991118Meredith 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: 2330093


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