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"The Lodge"

Item details

Name of item: "The Lodge"
Other name/s: House,"Cooee"
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 22 Campbell Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
22 Campbell StreetWollongongWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

House "The Lodge" at 22 Campbell Street is of significance for the Wollongong for historical and aesthetic reasons and as a representative example of early Federation timber residence in the area. The house, built c. 1912, is readily identifiable as part of historic building stock and continues to strongly contribute to the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 09 Jan 15
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Physical description: House "The Lodge" has hip roof with two projecting gables and weatherboard walls. Projecting gables have rough-cast rendered finish and wide barge boards. Corner return verandah has skillion hip roof on turned timber columns with fretted timber brackets. Verandah has timber balustrade. Chimney of painted brick is with corbels and terracotta pots. Windows on both projecting gables are sashed, with timber sills and architraves and with skillion corrugated iron awning on decorative timber brackets. Next to the front door is a plaque with house name "The Lodge". Front fence is timber picket fence with matching gate.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: (Terry Kass 2011): On 2 February 1912, the Commercial Banking Co of Sydney, as mortgagee, sold lot 15 of a re-subdivision of lots 8-10 of Section 13 of C T Smith’s subdivision to Joseph Henry Parsons, merchant of Wollongong for £82/5/0 plus 10/- to Margaret Campbell as executor of the estate of Alexander Campbell. (LPI Old System Deed, No 845 Bk 958) Parsons built a house on this land, which he sold on 22 July 1913 to Arthur Henry Brock, saddler of Wollongong for £495. (LPI Old System Deed, No 605 Bk 1003) On 1 October 1922, the Valuer-General gave this property an Improved Capital Value of £675. It was described as a weatherboard cottage of five rooms, with a kitchen and an iron roof. It was then owned and occupied by Herbert Percy Smith, produce merchant. The dwelling was then named ‘Cooee’. (Valuer-General, Valuation Cards, Wollongong, Campbell St, No 400, SRNSW 13/7925)

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item has architectural, townscape and aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria g)
The item has representative value.
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.

Recommended management:

Retain and conserve all original or early elements. Any repairs should follow original detail in form, fabric and finish.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWollongong LEP 1990 07 Jan 00 1/200069
Local Environmental PlanWollongong LEP 2009622926 Feb 10 2010-76 

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B15-CMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonGraham Neaves No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136229Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenTerryKass2011Wollongong Item Histories

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700628

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