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House

Author

City of Albany

Place Number

15516
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Location

14 Parade St Albany

Location Details

Local Government

Albany

Region

Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1897

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

According to the advertisement for tenders to build this house, it was probably constructed in c1897 for a Dr Charles Chewings. The architect was Robert P Greenshields. It has aesthetic, historic and representative heritage significance.

Physical Description

Set on elevated ground with views over the harbour
The front elevation is assymetrical with a projecting bay window on one side of the front door
Brick walls with wooden framed windows
Verandah under separate roof
Three tall brick chimneys with moulded trim
Balustrading with colonial cross over finish
Retaining wall coarse faced, random stone wall with tuck pointing

History

On 12 December 1896 as advertised in the Albany Advertiser, tenders were called for building a residence in Parade St for a Dr Charles Chewings. Architect Robert P Greenshields called for the tenders. Assuming the eight-room cottage was built soon after this it is thought the house at 14 Parade St was completed in 1897. On 10 February 1909 the Albany Advertiser was again used to advertise the sale of the property, this time by a FW Strother. The notice described the eight-roomed residence that included a bath, pantry, scullery, children's playroom, large outhouse, gas throughout and all conveniences. The position and view were described as excellent.
It is thought that a Mr Meeks purchased the house at this time as he is listed as the owner in the oldest Albany Rates books available, which start in 1911.

Integrity/Authenticity

Integrity: High
Modifications: Fibro rear extensions and Iron lace and decorative finishes to the verandah

Condition

Good

Associations

Name Type Year From Year To
R Greenshields Architect 1897 -

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Memorandum on correspondence between Mrs Roach and Malcolm Traill, Albany Local Studies Library
R Bodycoat; "Assessment for the Town of Albany Municipal Heritage Inventory" City of Albany 1995
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use HEALTH Housing or Quarters
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities

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.