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19th Century Cottage

Summary

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.

Significance

  • 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.

Place details
At 24 Stoneleigh Street , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Accommodation - Cottage
Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed circa 1885
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Victorian - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
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19th Century Cottage


(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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