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

Statement of significance:

Described as a Federation house the building at 38 Dunmore Street is an early Inter-war house with transitional details. The dwelling has aesthetic significance for its contribution to the character and streetscape of Dunmore Street. The house is historically significant as evidence of the early 20th century development of the Ocean View Estate. The building is an excellent example of an early Inter-war house with transitional Federation details in Rockdale.
Date significance updated: 27 Sep 10
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Description

Physical description: A single storey late Federation style house with projecting gable roofed bay and front veranda. The veranda has a brick arch over the entry and a broader brick arch over the front of the veranda. The gabled roof end and the chimneys feature rough cast render. The walls are two tone brick with the redder tone being use as brick quoins and string courses. The walls rest on a foundation of rusticated sandstone block. There is a timber shingle awning roof over the windows in the gabled front wing.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The dwelling is in good condition and appears intact at the front.
Date condition updated:29 May 10
Modifications and dates: There is a garage addition at the side of the dwelling.
BA-1997/743 : OUTBUILDING AWNING CLASS 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 auctioned as part of the Ocean View Estate in 1883. The date of construction and early occupants are unknown, although it was likely built between 1910 and 1920. By 1920 the occupant was one McGowan; by 1930 Septimus Needham and his wife Stella were in residence. Septimus Needham emigrated to Australia in 1911, aboard the Everton Grange, from Liverpool (‘Shipping’, SMH, 23 January 1911).

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 evidence of the early 20th century development of the Ocean View Estate.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criteria.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Described as a Federation house the building at 38 Dunmore Street is an early Inter-war house with transitional details. The dwelling has aesthetic significance for its contribution to the character and streetscape of Dunmore Street.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Does not meet this criteria.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Does not meet this criteria.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Does not meet this criteria.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The building is an excellent example of an early Inter-war house with transitional Federation details 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 2011I12505 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  16 Nov 01 175 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
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: 2330095


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