Churches, heritage lost, Marrickville

Two Views of The Warren

While little photographic evidence exists about the Warren at Marrickville, these are two lovely engravings that show how lovely this building was. Thomas Holt's home appears as a backdrop to children's games and fun in this plate from March 1870. Jump rope and a lively game of cricket can be seen as some of the… Continue reading Two Views of The Warren

council, heritage, heritage lost, heritage register

Heritage in Danger – 6 Livingstone Road, Peterhsam

The above photograph Sawtooth Roof by Deborah Kent was highly commended in the Marrickville Council's Urban Photography Competition (part of the Marrickville Medal awards). But this building is under threat. Council are now looking at whether it should be included on the heritage register, or if it should be knocked down to make way for… Continue reading Heritage in Danger – 6 Livingstone Road, Peterhsam

Cinema, Entertainment, heritage lost, Marrickville

Heritage Lost: Addison Theatre

Image Source: Cinema TreasuresLocated in the Marrickville suburb of Sydney. Operated by Acme Theatres, the Addison Theatre opened in January 1934 and was a typical suburban independent, running double bills every week.Closed in December 1959 the Addison Theatre was demolished and a gas station occupies the site today. (Ref: Cinema Treasures)The Queenslander, Thursday 14 March… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Addison Theatre

Architecture, Heritage Homes, heritage lost, Marrickville

Heritage Lost: Myrtle Grove

This post is not about a house that has been destroyed, demolished or neglected. Like Chevy Chase, this house has been changed so much that it's heritage value has been lost.However, as a home it very much has historical significance to the Marrickville area.This post started with an enquiry from someone in Myrtle Street wanting… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Myrtle Grove

Churches, Dulwich Hill, heritage lost

Heritage Lost: Holy Trinity Parish Hall

Sometimes an act of God leads to the loss of heritage. But what do we say when the act of God is on one of his own buildings?? Holy Smoke??? Last night the Holy Trinity Church at Dulwich Hill lost it's Parish Hall.The hall was the original church building and was built in 1886. (Ref… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Holy Trinity Parish Hall

Estates, heritage lost, Maps, Marrickville, street names

Street Names: Harrison Street & Woodbury Street

Harrison Street was named after James Start Harrison who was the owner of Woodbury.Woodbury was built in the 1880s and the land it stood was subdivided after James' death in 1902.Image Source: National Library of AustraliaFrom 1907 to 1914, the house functioned as Ermelo Private Hospital, before becoming the Lisgar Children's Home. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW… Continue reading Street Names: Harrison Street & Woodbury Street

Heritage Homes, heritage lost, Marrickville

Heritage Lost: Brockleigh Mansion

Sometimes heritage is lost through neglect. Sometimes it's not been valued enough.  Brookleigh House at 86 Illawarra Road was lost through an act of vandalism. The mansion, built in 1886, was home to Theodore Anthony Clark, brother of retailer Henry Marcus Clark. It was one of few Victorian villas left in the area. While ostentatious… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Brockleigh Mansion

Entertainment, heritage lost, Petersham, Stanmore

Heritage Lost: Mastertouch Piano Roll Company

After having written the post about the Stanmore Fire Station and it's subsequent sale to the Mastertouch Piano Roll company I sadly received an email saying the former owner of Mastertouch (and a MHS member), Barclay Wright had passed away peacefully on 25 February, 2013 after a short illness. The Sydney Morning Herald - September… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Mastertouch Piano Roll Company