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Lithgow Fire Station

Item details

Name of item: Lithgow Fire Station
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Utilities - Fire Control
Category: Fire Station
Primary address: 58 Cook Street, Lithgow, NSW 2790
Local govt. area: Lithgow
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
     
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
58 Cook StreetLithgowLithgow  Primary Address

Owner/s

Organisation NameOwner CategoryDate Ownership Updated
Fire and Rescue NSWState Government 

Statement of significance:

The building is held in high regard for its links with the local community especially the families of volunteers/retained firemen. It has historical association with the local community since commencing its operation.
Date significance updated: 21 Mar 01
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Description

Physical description: A brown brick asymmetrical impressive one and two storey building with a dominant Federation Free Classical style front façade, combining garaging and residential quarters. The gable front to the residential section has a timber bargeboard with the lettering "1915" in the gable and below is a protruding timber balcony supported by large timber decorative brackets, with a gable roof and a matching bargebooard with timber shingle gable infill and timber posts, and timber balcony rail and infill below. Timber French doors open onto the balcony and below a pair of timber casement with fixed upper panes have a brick sill. The engine bay has a brick parapet with some painted rendered detail divided into three by brick detail, and the lettering "FIRE NSWFB STATION" on the three sections. The detail at the top of the parapet is repeated above the engine bay door but is larger and forms a small awning. The front façade is built to the street frontage and a concrete driveway is beside the engine bay.
Modifications and dates: Alterations and renovations to shower room c1965.
Current use: Fire Station
Former use: Fire Station and residence

History

Historical notes: Railway Parade & Banks Street (pre 1910). Purchased 1913; current station operational 1915 (Kass 1997).

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Utilities-Activities associated with the provision of services, especially on a communal basis (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The building has historical association with the local community since commencing its operation.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
The building is held in high regard for its links with the local community especially the families of volunteers/retained firemen.
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
Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Thematic Outline of the NSW Fire Brigades1997 Terry Kass  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: State Government
Database number: 4690035


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