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38-72 High Street, Millers Point
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38-72 High Street, with No. 72 pictured at right in 2019.
Location 38-72 High Street, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Built c. 1911
Architectural style(s) Federation
Official name: Terrace Duplexes
Type State heritage (built)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 919
Type Historic site

38-72 High Street, Millers Point are heritage-listed terrace houses located at 38-72 High Street, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The properties are privately owned. It 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. These are a group of early twentieth century workman's terraces built c. 1911 as part of the post-bubonic plague redevelopment by the Sydney Harbour Trust. First tenanted by the NSW Department of Housing in 1986.

Description

These large terraces feature elaborate timber verandahs with ornamental brackets in the Federation style. Usually, accommodation consists of either two or three bedroom units on both the ground and first floors. Access to the first floor is shared by two units via stairs off the street. To either side of the stairwell are the entrances to the lower units. This end terrace is marked by a low, hipped roof tower above the street facade, featuring timber battens, painted fibro cement and finials at the ends of the ridge line. Storeys: Two; Construction: Face brick walls, tiled roof, some corrugated galvanised iron, chimneys, timber verandahs. Painted timber joinery. Style: Federation.

The external condition of the property is good.

Heritage listing

As at 23 November 2000, this terrace is one of a group of early twentieth century workmen's terraces built as part of the post plague redevelopment by the Sydney Harbour Trust.

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.

38-72 High Street, Millers Point was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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