Marrickville

Marrickville Cottage Hospital

The Marrickville Cottage Hospital was designed by Morgan and Josephson Architects with the foundation stone laid by Governor Hampden in April 1897. Consisting of two buildings, one fronting Lilydale Street and another behind, the hospital opened 10 June, 1899. In 1902 an isolation wing was added to the rear block (possibly resulting from the bubonic… Continue reading Marrickville Cottage Hospital

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 past… Continue reading Two Views of The Warren

council, Destructor, Maps, Marrickville

Heritage Lost: Marrickville Incinerator

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 26 July 1912, page 11 The Marrickville Destructor was built in 1921. Located at the Marrickville Council Depot in It was a local land mark, standing 43.5 metres tall. The Destructor was economical to run, costing in today's currency about fifty cents for every ton of rubbish… Continue reading Heritage Lost: Marrickville Incinerator

Marrickville

James Start Harrison

We love comments from our readers, especially ones that point out an error. We try our best to bring you correct information, but research being what it is is not always perfect.Recently Paul Cooper let us know the name of the resident who Harrison Street & Woodbury Street  was named after was incorrect. From the… Continue reading James Start Harrison

heritage lost, Marrickville

History Lost: The Warren

As a follow up on our post about the use of The Warren as a training camp during World War I ... we should include it as a post in our History Lost series....Image Source: Marrickville Library ServicesThomas Holt (1811–1888) was a Sydney business tycoon who built a castellated Victorian Gothic mansion named ‘The Warren’… Continue reading History Lost: The Warren

100 years ago, Marrickville, military history, World War I

On This Day 100 Years Ago – World War I

Great Britain entered into the European War 100 years ago today. If the Mother Country was at war, then it was unspoken that Australia would join the conflict that has been declared "the war to end all wars", The Great War, and of course World War I.Over the next year it is hoped that we… Continue reading On This Day 100 Years Ago – World War I

Marrickville

Cadden and Andrews Marrickville Fashion House

World War I had been recently declared, and the social chit chat pages were a great distraction for the readers.The Newsletter was a broadsheet newspaper published in Sydney every Saturday. It carried the sub-title an up to date social, dramatic, sporting, political and general newspaper for the people. (Wikipedia)On 15 August 1914 the "Social Chat"… Continue reading Cadden and Andrews Marrickville Fashion House

Marrickville

New Winged Victory

This post has come via Marrickville Council's Facebook account. I am not certain as yet if the mini sculpture is what the replica will look like. Am waiting for council confirmation. Marrickville, we’re getting a new Winged Victory! Meridian, Australia's premier fine art foundry, will oversee the design and manufacture of our new Winged Victory… Continue reading New Winged Victory

Architecture, Marrickville

Happy 100th Birthday Marrickville Fire Station!

Today the Marrickville Fire Station celebrated its centenary of service.They had vintage fire engines on display (but sadly my camera battery died and by the time I recharged they'd gone!)Marrickville Fire Station is significant as a finely crafted and relatively intact example of the Federation Free Classical style. Designed by the architects Spain and Cosh… Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday Marrickville Fire Station!