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10-12a Argyle Place, Millers Point
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10-12a Argyle Place, pictured in 2019.
Location 10, 10a, 12, 12a Argyle Place, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Built c. 1906
Architectural style(s) Edwardian
Official name: Shops
Type State heritage (built)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 891
Type Shop
Category Retail and Wholesale

10-12a Argyle Place, Millers Point is a heritage-listed commercial building located at 10, 10a, 12, 12a Argyle Place, in the inner city Sydney suburb of Millers Point in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

History

Millers Point is one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Australia, and a focus for maritime activities. Argyle Place, a primitive version of a London Square, was commenced by Governor Macquarie but not fully formed until after quarrying of the adjacent rock face had ceased in about 1865. A significant streetscape element, this Edwardian commercial/residential group mostly intact, forms an interesting corner at the end of Argyle Place. First tenanted by the NSW Department of Housing in 1978.

Description

One of a row of terraces, commercial on ground floor with residential space over. Built c. 1906 in the Federation style, important streetscape element. Storeys: Two. Construction: Face brick and rendered masonry walls with slate roof. Painted timber joinery and trim. Style: Edwardian. Orientation: Overlooking Argyle Place.

The external condition of the property is good.

Modifications and dates

External: Shop fronts altered, windows altered, verandahs infilled, brick work painted, services added. Last inspected: 19 February 1995.

Heritage listing

As at 23 November 2000, this building is one of a group of five post-bubonic plague Edwardian commercial and residential properties, which are very important to the streetscape of Millers Point.

It is part of the Millers Point Conservation Area, an intact residential and maritime precinct. It contains residential buildings and civic spaces dating from the 1830s and is an important example of 19th century adaptation of the landscape.

10-12a Argyle Place, Millers Point was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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