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36-38 Argyle Place, Millers Point
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36-38 Argyle Place, located at left, pictured in 2019.
Location 36, 38 Argyle Place, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Built c. 1890
Architectural style(s) Victorian Italianate
Official name: Houses
Type State heritage (built)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 878
Type Historic site

36-38 Argyle Place, Millers Point are a row of heritage-listed terrace houses located at 36-38 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. The 1900 Resumption Plan indicates this terrace was owned by James Lawler at that time. First tenanted by the NSW Department of Housing in 1982.

Description

This Victorian Italianate terrace has three units, two one-bedroom and a double bedsit. It has a corrugated iron roof over a first floor verandah. This two-storey building has an asymmetrical facade; it has a set of three windows in an arch at ground floor with decorative mouldings surrounding and a stone sill under; cast iron balustrades, gates and frieze along verandahs. The first floor has a french door to verandah with side lights and transom lights above. An entrance to the basement is arranged by a narrow stair from the front verandah. Storeys: Three. Construction: Painted stuccoed masonry walls, corrigated galvanised iron roof. Decorative cast iron friezes and balustrades. Painted timber joinery. Style: Victorian Italianate. Orientation: Overlooking Argyle Place.

The external condition of the property is good.

Modifications and dates

External: Dormer windows at front added c. 1910. Last inspected: 19 February 1995.

Heritage listing

As at 23 November 2000, these c. 1890 terraces are an important streetscape element facing Argyle Place.

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.

36-38 Argyle Place, Millers Point was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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