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On the road to dereliction - Byrne's house, 100 George Street, Parramatta (near the corner of Charles Street), January 1954 / Barry Wollaston
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On the road to dereliction - Byrne's house, 100 George Street, Parramatta (near the corner of Charles Street), January 1954 / Barry Wollaston
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1954
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1 photonegative : b & w ; 35 mm
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Image digitised from a collection of photonegatives and proof sheets donated to the Historic Houses Trust of NSW in 1995, 1999 by architect photographer Barry Wollaston. The images are, with few exceptions, of buildings considered by the Historical Buildings Committee of the NSW chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) to be buildings of architectural and historic value. An initial list of buildings was drawn up by the Committee in 1949 soon after its formation. The list covered churches, houses, streets, hospitals, barracks, university buildings, bridges, courthouses, convents and forts, all within the geographical scope of the County of Cumberland. Over the next few years the committee reviewed buildings on the list, assessing architectural merit, historic significance and state of preservation.
This house, built in the mid-nineteenth century by Parramatta MLC William Byrnes (1809-1891) remained in family ownership until the death in June 1952 of 86-year old Miss Alice Maude Hogarth Pringle, grandaughter of William Byrnes. The building comprised two parts: one part with a columned verandah serving as the Byrne family residence; and the other part, built right up to the street boundary, serving as Byrnes' store.
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Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; CSL&RC PIC 1999/1
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Record number:
56049