House

Author

City of Albany

Place Number

03335

Location

41 Melville St Albany

Location Details

Local Government

Albany

Region

Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1891

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category B
Classified by the National Trust Recorded 04 Apr 1977
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Statement of Significance

This house is set in an elevated position overlooking the Royal Princess Harbour. The house is constructed from granite stone with cement rendered quoins. Built in 1891, the house is an important part of the heritage building stock of Albany.

Physical Description

Elevated corner position Very high streetscape value Walls random coarse faced stone blocks with brick quoins Wrap around verandah with wooden filigree finish Brick chimneys with moulded tops Windows also highlighted by brick quoins Low stone and iron fence much in keeping with house and sharply sloping block

History

This granite house is said to have been built for a lawyer whose intended bride changed her mind and the house was sold. A former Albany draper and owner of house at 41 Melville St, George Beale, gave this anecdotal piece of history.

Integrity/Authenticity

Integrity: High Modifications; Mustard coloured corrugated iron Rear extension (though built with sympathy to original design)

Condition

Excellent

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
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
Wall STONE Granite

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

20 Mar 1993

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.