House, 10 Lefroy Street

Author

Shire of Gingin

Place Number

17889

Location

10 Lefroy St Gingin

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Mrs Bandy's House
Mrs Kings House

Local Government

Gingin

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1904

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Oct 2005 Category 3

Statement of Significance

Important because the house served as an unofficial hospital.

Physical Description

Originally a four roomed house with a passage down the centre. The rooms were approximately 14ft square with high ceilings. The front bedroom had a pressed tin ceiling, as has the front half of the passage. The living room behind has a corrugated tin ceiling and a burnt brick fireplace. The other rooms may not have had ceilings originally, now they are asbestos or similar. The front door and windows are original and the interior of this part of the house is probably original.The verandahs have been concreted with steel verandah posts. The kitchen is relatively new and the levels at the back have been raised to correspond with the rest of the house. Originally, high and steep steps made it dangerous.

History

The original owner, Hugh S. King, was a son of Daniel King of the Junction. At one time he was the town's Undertaker. His wife, Lily King, served for many years as the town Nurse and this house became the Hospital with many babies being born here. Numerous Gingin residents owe their lives to Mrs. King.

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
H Udell: "History of Gingin".

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Other Use HEALTH Hospital

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Other Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Community services & utilities
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

02 Aug 2007

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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