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House - 58 Milton Street, Ashfield

Item details

Name of item: House - 58 Milton Street, Ashfield
Other name/s: Solin
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 58 Milton Street, Ashfield, NSW 2131
Local govt. area: Ashfield
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
58 Milton StreetAshfieldAshfield  Primary Address


Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Roads and Maritime ServicesState Government 

Statement of significance:

58 Milton Street is of local aesthetic significance for its contribution to the local streetscape. While cottages of this scale and age are not uncommon in the Ashfield area, this section of Milton Street is dominated by bungalows forms and interwar flat buildings, making 58 Milton Street a rare example in the locality. The aesthetic value of the house could be improved by reversal of modern alterations.
Date significance updated: 07 Oct 04
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Physical description: Form: Symmetrical cottage with pyramid roof form
Style/Period: Federation
Storeys: 1.
Roof: Marseilles tile.
Walls: Multi-colour brick and roughcast render.
Fenestration: 3-part timber casement window to right of door. Timber framed corner window to left of door is not original.
Alterations: Insertion of corner window.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:22 Sep 04
Modifications and dates: circa early 20th century
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Suburban settlement in Ashfield increased as subdivisions became available throughout the 1860’s and 70’s as a result of the improved access to Ashfield village afforded by the railway which opened in 1855. During the boom years precipitated by the gold rush and the growth of the wool industry, Ashfield experienced a rise in population of all economic classes, resulting in the built character of the suburb which remains to the present. Substantial mansions, villas, and terraces were built by prominent residents and land speculators, while more moderate working class dwellings were built within walking of the railway stations.
The early occupants of 58 Milton Street according to the Sands Directory were:
1922-1923 Philip Cowan
1924-1933 F.A. Kenny

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house is of local aesthetic significance as a good example of an interwar period cottage with Federation style influences. The house contributes to the quality of the local streetscape in its form, detailing, scale and setback.
Integrity/Intactness: Good
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:

List on RTA s170 Heritage and Conservation Register..


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
RTA Sydney - City Sub-region Heritage Study2004 Godden Mackay Logan  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenCoupe Sheena and Coupe Robert1988Speed the Plough: Ashfield 1788-1988.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 4305648

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