"For the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who faithfully lived a hidden life." - Middlemarch, George Eliot.
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
Tracking Heritage: Loch Lomond, Marrickville’s Oldest House
This post is an answer to a question, but it's also a way of showing how I track down the information used on this blog. References in bold, are regular sites I visit when trying to trace information.Through Facebook, I was asked "Apparently 1 Myrtle st Marrickville is the first structure built in the area… Continue reading Tracking Heritage: Loch Lomond, Marrickville’s Oldest House
Street Names: Liberty Street
Liberty Street, was formed prior to 1863. Local legend says its name arose from people diverting here to avoid the threepenny toll for users of Cooks River Road (now King Street). (Sound familiar?) Tollgate keeper Billy Meek at the toll-bar, King Street, at Newtown railway station c1870-72 City of Sydney Image Library The St Josephs… Continue reading Street Names: Liberty Street