Survey Data

Reg No

31204024


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


Date

1913 - 1926


Coordinates

124169, 318403


Date Recorded

11/12/2008


Date Updated

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Description

Attached four-bay two-storey house-cum-commercial warehouse, extant 1926[?], on a rectangular plan with shopfront to centre ground floor. Now disused. Pitched slate roof with lichen-covered clay or terracotta ridge tiles, concrete or rendered coping to gables with rendered chimney stacks to apexes having corbelled stepped capping supporting terracotta or yellow terracotta pots, and cast-iron rainwater goods on timber eaves boards retaining cast-iron downpipes. Rendered, ruled and lined wall to front (west) elevation with rusticated rendered piers to ends; fine roughcast surface finish (remainder). Timber shopfront to centre ground floor. Square-headed window openings with concrete sills[?], and concealed dressings framing timber casement windows. Street fronted with concrete footpath to front.

Appraisal

A house-cum-commercial warehouse representing an integral component of the early twentieth-century built heritage of Ballina. A prolonged period of unoccupancy or neglect notwithstanding, the elementary form and massing survive intact together with substantial quantities of the original fabric including a Classically-detailed shopfront of artistic interest making a pleasing visual statement in the streetscape at street level.