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Heritage Under Threat: Dynamo Service Station, St Peters

The 1930s Dynamo Service Station, Princes Highway, St Peters is earmarked for demolition as part of the WestConnex construction. It has been in the same family for over 50 years. This is a heritage listed building and important part of the motor history of Australia. There are very few examples of this style of Spanish… Continue reading Heritage Under Threat: Dynamo Service Station, St Peters

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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

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Heritage Listed Trees

Image: Google Maps As this blog has shown before, heritage can take many forms. Item 185 of the Marrickville Council Heritage Register lists the footpath in Graham Avenue Marrickville and the 13 Canary Island date palm trees. Other trees exist on the register. Other Canary Island palms in Carrington Road are listed as is a… Continue reading Heritage Listed Trees

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Chevy Chase Petersham Residence

Before there was Chevy Chase the actor, there was Chevy Chase the residence....Picture: realestate.com.auThe house was built c. 1881 for Nicholas Hopson (who purchased the land in 1879 from J.L. Castner). Hopson named his house Chevy Chase. Originally the home had a carriage drive and circular planting bed. This can be seen in the aerial photograph… Continue reading Chevy Chase Petersham Residence

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Marrickville Post Office Placed on Commonweath Heritage List

1899. Watercolour (detail). Marrickville Road. Marrickville Post Office (far right); Picture: Gasp Blog The original Marrickville Post Office building will be placed on the Commonwealth Heritage List in recognition of its significant heritage value. Member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese, welcomed the announcement saying it would mean increased protection for the building which is today home… Continue reading Marrickville Post Office Placed on Commonweath Heritage List