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Taylor Street Group

Item details

Name of item: Taylor Street Group
Other name/s: Bruing Hills; Federation Style. Semi Detached
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Semi-Detached House
Primary address: 26 Taylor Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
26 Taylor StreetKogarahRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This house which is one of the Taylor Street Group, is historically significant as part of the development of commuter suburbs in the Rockdale area. The house is aesthetically significant as the part of the only group of Federation semi-detached cottages built in the Rockdale area and makes a significant contribution to the streetscape of Taylor Street.
Date significance updated: 31 Aug 10
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Description

Construction years: 1914-1914
Physical description: One of a pair of single storey Federation Semi detached houses that are part of a group of 4 pairs. The site slopes from back to front so that the house is above street level by at least 1200mm. The house is accessed by a series of steps. Under the veranda the original stone wall has been rendered. The veranda balustrade has been replaced by a faux Victorian lace panels and the veranda post has been removed and replaced with a centrally located turned timber post. The party wall between the two houses extends to the limit of the veranda and then is articulated to follow the slope of the steps. The fa├žade brickwork has been painted. There is a pair of windows to the side of the door which is located adjacent to the party wall. The roof is Marseille tiles. The front facing gablet and the side chimney are still extant. There is a spear headed steel palisade fence at the front.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Generally house in good condition although it has lost some original details and finishes.
Date condition updated:28 Jun 10
Modifications and dates: DA-1999/216 : ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS TO SINGLE DWELLING
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 comprising the subject properties was subdivided c1885, although the houses were not built until c1914. The subject houses were built as 8 semi-detached houses in four pairs, apparently for speculative purposes. The occupants in 1920 are as follows: No 16 Frederick Mears; No 18 Mrs Adella Norris; No 20 Mr Woods; No 22 Harold Taylor; No 24 John Kelso; No 26 Thomas MacPherson; No 28 Mrs Mary Dent; No 30 Richard A Counsell. The occupants in 1930 are as follows: No 16 William E Slater; No 18 H Creber; No 20 Percival R Woods; No 22 John Gammel; No 24 William Adamson; No 26 William Gillam; No 28 George E Vickery, snr; No 30 Gordon R Rogers.

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 house which is one of the Taylor Street Group, is historically significant as part of the development of commuter suburbs in the Rockdale area.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is aesthetically significant as the part of the only group of Federation semi-detached cottages built in the Rockdale area and makes a significant contribution to the streetscape of Taylor Street.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The house is part of the only grouping of semi-detached Federation cottages in the Rockdale area.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The building is a good representative example of small semi-detached Federation house in the Rockdale area.
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 Plan  16 Nov 01 175 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Study1991290Meredith 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: 2330126


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