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House - Two Units

Author

City of Albany

Place Number

15544
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Location

22/U 1 & 2 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 or 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

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

This place is one of a large number of important heritage buildings in Stirling Terrace. Stirling Terrace is one of the significant Local Heritage Areas in the City of Albany. This former single residence has been divided into two units (1999). The turn of the century house has high streetscape value in Stirling Terrace, It has aesthetic, historic and representative heritage significance.

Physical Description

Set behind large screening plants
Two storey
Prominent gabled wing with bay window on the bottom storey
Verandah on lower storey under separate roof
Upper storey has enclosed balcony
Windows wooden framed double hung sash windows
Façade brick rendered
Side elevation unpainted red brick
Gable unpainted brick infill
Chimneys rendered with moulded capping

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 streetscape and as a 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 most 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: Verandah and balcony enclosures
Division of single residence into two dwelling units

Condition

Good

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Heritage TODAY Site visit and Assessment 1999
K Bizzaca; "Stirling Terrace, Albany Draft Conservation Plan". Considine & Griffiths Architects. 2000

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Flats\Apartment Block
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
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

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