This elegant 19th century house was constructed circa 1883 for machinist and carpenter Henry Smith as a rental investment property for middle class residents. As one of the oldest surviving houses on the ridge of Dornoch Terrace it provides evidence of the development of this part of Highgate Hill as a desirable 19th century address. Smith sold the property in 1892 and it has since had a number of different owners.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as one of the earliest surviving houses in Dornoch Terrace. It provides evidence of the middle class residential development that occurred along the ridge of Dornoch Terrace during the mid-to-late nineteenth century.
d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places
as an excellent example of an 1880s middle class residence in the Queensland vernacular style.
e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance
for its balanced proportions and ornate decorative detailing.
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