A repository of photographs of leadlight in homes in the Inner Western Suburbs of Sydney.
Main Period: Federation
Leadlight apparent at No’s. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 22, 26
David Street is the focus of the David Street Heritage Conservation Area (HCA 31) and contains some of the largest Federation houses and avenue streetscape plantings in the Marrickville local government area. First released for subdivision in 1909, its generous lot sizes attracted professional and managerial owners who built substantial homes with a high level of attention to design and detailing and David Street soon became recognised as one of the finest streets in the Marrickville area (HCA-31 David Street Heritage Conservation Area Final Draft 2009). Interestingly, under the heading of ELEMENTS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE HERITAGE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AREA it states that there is a ‘Lack of elaborate leadlighting’. I don't know where the people who wrote these words were looking because David Street has some superb examples of leadlight from this mid-Federation era.
A filligree style Federation house at No 3 David Street
A beautiful Federation house at No 13 David Street.
No 1 is a Federation house (c.1910) with leadlight in the front door panels the sidelights, & tops and in the fanlight. The leadlight is possibly a later addition.