City of Albany

Place Number



42 Vancouver St Albany

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1908

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Registered 13 Jul 2007 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category B

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.


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: Very High




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


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


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Other Tile
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

17 Mar 2000

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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