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Garryowen

Author

City of Albany

Place Number

15562
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Location

42 Vancouver St Albany

Location Details

Local Government

Albany

Region

Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1908

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
State Register Registered 13 Jul 2007 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

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 B

Category B

• Requires a high level of protection. • Provide maximum encouragement to the owner under the City of Albany Town Planning Scheme to conserve the significance of the place. • A more detailed Heritage Assessment/Impact Statement to be undertaken before approval given for any major redevelopment. • Incentives to promote heritage conservation should be considered.

Statement of Significance

This place is one of a large number of important heritage buildings in Vancouver Street. Vancouver Street is one of the City of Albany's significant Local Heritage Areas in the City of Albany. Tenders for the building of Garryowen were called in 1908. It is a well-preserved representative of the Federation Bunbgalow style. When the land from this property was sub-divided in the late 1970's the block of flats next door was constructed.

Physical Description

Set on a large elevated block opposite a park
Fine example of Federation architectural design
Brick foundations
Tuckpointed red brick construction
Hipped roof with Marseilles tiles
Prominent gabled wing with flying gable and timber finish
Distinctive bay window with side hung casement windows
Decorative coloured glass fixed pane lights above window
Verandah along two sides is under the main roof
Timber posts, balustrading, decking and valance on verandah
A large brick arch over the door and window has highly decorative leadlights
Two chimneys with stucco and moulding finish and twin chimney pots
Garden is surrounded by a solid granite wall.

History

This place is one of a large number of important heritage buildings in Vancouver St. Garryowen, which is
next door to Bangor House, was built around 1908 by Irish born merchant John Robinson for one of his two
sons, Herbert. The park opposite the residences was used as a military parade ground in the 1880s.
Robinson's other son, lawyer, pollitician RT Robinson, built a splendid house in Perth called Killowen.
Tenders to build Garryowen were called in April 1908 for a "brick bungalow residence". The residence is a
classic federation single storey dwelling for a wealthy country merchant. Originally the house was placed in
extensive grounds. The land was later sub-divided and a very plain block of flats was erected close to the
western boundary of the house in the 1970s.

Integrity/Authenticity

Integrity: Very High

Condition

Excellent

Associations

Name Type Year From Year To
J. Herbert Eales Architect - -

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
R Bodycoat; "Assessment for the Town of Albany <unicipal Heritage Inventory" City of Albany 1995
L Johnson; "Town of Albany Heritage Survey". City of Albany 1994
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999

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 TILE Other Tile
Wall BRICK Common 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.