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Spanish Mission Flats Grouping

Item details

Name of item: Spanish Mission Flats Grouping
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Flat
Primary address: Francis and Edward Streets, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
Francis and Edward StreetsBondi BeachWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The buildings form a grouping of similarly styled residential flat buildings. All were constructed at about the same time. Fine examples of the American influence based on the Spanish Mission style of Mission Valley, California. Popularised in other parts of the world that also have a warm, temperate climate similar to California's. Especially popular in beach environments due to their white colour and brightness. Most are reasonably intact and characterise the built form of this locality. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 30 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: See forms for individual buildings (Nos. 28, 30 and 34 Francis Street and Nos. 7 and 11 Edward Street).
Current use: Residential flat buildings
Former use: Residential flat buildings

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
These items have historical and cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
These items have architectural, aesthetic, group value and streetscape/landscape significance.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
These items have social significance.
Integrity/Intactness: 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study199351/6 - 0316Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2990016

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