City of Albany

Place Number



14 Parade St Albany

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1897

Demolition Year


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
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Jun 2001 Category C

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


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




Name Type Year From Year To
R Greenshields Architect 1897 -


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


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

Architectural Styles

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

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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