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30-42 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point
Lower Fort Street (30-42) and Trinity Avenue (2-4), Millers Point.jpg
Disused and boarded up former public housing located at 30-42 Lower Fort Street (left) and 2-4 Trinity Avenue (right), pictured in 2019.
Location 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Built c. 1910
Architect NSW Government Architect
Architectural style(s) Federation Arts and Crafts
Official name: Residence
Type State heritage (built)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 894
Type Historic site

30-42 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point are heritage-listed terrace houses located at 30-42 Lower Fort Street, in the inner city Sydney suburb of Millers Point in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by the NSW Government Architect. 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. This block of apartments is one of a group built as part of the post-bubonic plague redevelopment of the area. First tenanted by the NSW Department of Housing in 1982.

Description

Block of three-storey face brick c. 1910 apartments with restrained detailing. Contains three two-bedroom units and three one-bedroom units. Storeys: Three; Construction: Face brick, corrugated iron roof and timber bracketed sun hoods. Cast iron balconies. Painted timber windows. Style: Federation Arts and Crafts.

The external condition of the property is good.

Modifications and dates

External: Shutters altered. Joinery modified.

Heritage listing

As at 23 November 2000, this block is a group of three storey apartment blocks built c. 1910 which is a fine example of post-plague workers' housing.

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.

30-42 Lower Fort Street, Millers Point was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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