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Residence 'Whetfield'


This late nineteenth century rendered brick residence was purpose-built as two-storey flats on a 32 perch allotment in 1891 for Alfred Covey. It provides evidence of the development of Albion as an early residential working class suburb in the 1890s and is still in use today as a multiple dwelling.


  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as a fine example of nineteenth century brick flats constructed during Albion’s early residential development.

  • b) It demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of the City's or local area's cultural heritage

    as a rare example of nineteenth century purpose-built two-storey, brick flats.

Place details
At 10 Stoneleigh Street , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Accommodation - Flat/s
Event(s): Constructed in 1891
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Victorian - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Render
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Residence 'Whetfield'

(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)

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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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