kids encyclopedia robot

46-48 Argyle Place, Millers Point facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
46-48 Argyle Place, Millers Point
Argyle Place, Millers Point, Sydney, NSW Townhouses (7889967176).jpg
46-48 Argyle Place, pictured in 2012
Location 46, 48 Argyle Place, Millers Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Built 1850
Architectural style(s) Victorian Italianate
Official name: Terraces
Type State heritage (built)
Designated 2 April 1999
Reference no. 924
Type historic site
Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 420: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).

46-48 Argyle Place, Millers Point is a heritage-listed terrace house and now boarding house located at 46-48 Argyle Place, in the inner city Sydney suburb of Millers Point in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was built during 1850. 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. This building built as one residence, now two, divided to the right of centre. First tenanted by the NSW Department of Housing in 1983.

Description

Argyle Place, Millers Point 07
46-48 Argyle Place, pictured in 2019.

This Victorian Italianate terrace has three bedrooms. It has a corrigated 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, corrugated galvanised iron roof. Decorative cast iron friezes, balustrades. Painted timber joinery. Style: Victorian Italianate. Orientation: Overlooking Argyle Place.

The external condition of the property is good.

Modifications and dates

External: Minor only, window repairs, remove surface service lines, replace chimney pot, remove rear infill.

Heritage listing

As at 23 November 2000, this c.‚ÄČ1850 stone townhouse is 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.

Terraces was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

kids search engine
46-48 Argyle Place, Millers Point Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.