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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 8 Melbourne Street, Concord, NSW 2137
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
8 Melbourne StreetConcordCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Unusual late Federation period house with interesting Art Nouveau features. Rare early example of pre-fabricated concrete construction. One of few surviving examples of this early method of pre-fabricated construction, of regional significance.
Date significance updated: 23 Oct 98
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Description

Physical description: Unusual late Federation house in pre-fabricated concrete panels. Has moulded pilasters up to the window sills. Features Art Nouveau detailing, wide fretted valence and curved brackets to central porch.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Date condition updated:24 Jul 98
Modifications and dates: Garage added to side. Picture windows added. Screen door added. New concrete roof tiles. New picket fence.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: The only other known example in Concord was at 2 Ada Street, now demolished. Other examples survive in Drummoyne.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Unusual late Federation period house with interesting Art Nouveau features.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Rare early example of pre-fabricated concrete construction. One of few surviving examples of this early method of pre-fabricated construction, of regional significance.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Unusual late Federation period house with interesting Art Nouveau features. Rare early example of pre-fabricated concrete construction. One of few surviving examples of this early method of pre-fabricated construction, of regional significance.
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 PlanHouse34507 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Concord Heritage Study Review1998 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  Yes

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2890217


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