This 1880s timber and tin worker’s cottage was constructed on land that had been part of the Albion Sportsground Estate. Historical evidence indicates that it was one of six near-identical houses constructed adjacent to each other, and was a speculative development intended to benefit from Stoneleigh Street’s proximity to the newly opened Albion Railway Station. The rail line allowed convenient and inexpensive access to the city and Albion became an attractive locale to construct modest working class dwellings for purchase or to let. As such it provides evidence of the historical pattern of working-class housing development in Albion in the late nineteenth century and is a good example of the timber and tin worker’s cottages that were a feature of the Albion locality.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as it provides evidence of the historical pattern of working-class housing development in Albion in the late nineteenth century.
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.
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