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Author

City of Albany

Place Number

15546
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Location

26 Stirling Tce Albany

Location Details

Local Government

Albany

Region

Great Southern

Construction Date

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category C

Category C

• Retain and conserve if possible. • Make every endeavour to conserve the significance of the place through the provisions of the City of Albany Town Planning Scheme. • A more detailed Heritage Assessment/Impact Statement to be undertaken before approval given for any development. • Photographically record the place prior to any development.

Statement of Significance

This house has aesthetic, historic and representative cultural heritage significance.

Physical Description

Set back and elevated from road behind screening hedge
Asymmetrical facade
Projecting wing with bay window
Bay window and verandah under separate roof
Wall painted brick
Roof corrugated iron
Projecting wing half hipped gable with dominant and decorative bargeboard
Two tall brick chimneys with moulded tops
Wooden balustrading on verandah
Awning over bay window

History

This residential building is one of a group of significant residences built during the Late Victorian/Federation period in Stirling Terrace.
Stirling Terrace is one of the City of Albany's most significant heritage assets, both as a astreetscape and asa collection of Victorian and Federation period buildings overlooking Princess Royal Harbour. Stirling Terrace is located in visually striking topography and its segmented crescent plan form remains basically as it was when first recorded by Surveyor Hillman in 1835. The mature trees and the harmonious architectural composition of diverse building types and styles provide additional visual interest.
Stirling Terrace was developed from the 1830s following the establishment of Albany as part of the Swan River colony, and was an important part of the development of the region and the State to varying degrees from the 1830s until World War One. The 1835 Hillman survey plan set the scene for the emergence of Stirling Terrace as the prime location in the town, with a rich variety of social, commercial, leisure, institutional and service functions. The majority of the built fabric which remains today was completed in the Period 1867 to 1915. The buildings were designed by some of the State's moat eminent architects and many were built for prominent citizens and institutions.
Over the years the commercial focus of Albany has moved to York Street, with many institutions, such as banks and the post office relocating there. Free of substantial development pressure at a critical time, Stirling Terrace has managed to retain many of its historic structures and features. Viewed from the harbour, and from the western approach to the town, Stirling Terrace has a landmark quality as a whole.

Integrity/Authenticity

Integrity: Moderate
Modifications: Painted brickwork
Metal screens on windows
Verandah screen

Condition

Good

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Heritage T ODA Y Site visit and Assessment 1999
K Bizzaca; "Stirling Terrace, Albany, Draft Conservation Plan". Considine & Griffiths Architects 2000
R Apperly, R Irving, P Reynolds; "A Pictorial Guide to Identifying Australian Architecture". Angus and Robertson NSW 1989

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Painted Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

17 Mar 2000

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

Disclaimer

This information is provided voluntarily as a public service. The information provided is made available in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. However, the information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed herein and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.