DULWICH HILL

Johnson Avenue

Main Period: Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No’s 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.

Johnson Avenue is a relatively short street created as part of the Abergeldie Estate in 1928. Johnson Avenue, like much of the Abergeldie Estate, can roughly be divided into two periods, the early 1928 and 1929 houses are more like the traditional Californian bungalow design while those built after the depression years from 1933 - 1937 are homes that a greater variety of influences including Art Deco, Moderne, Neo Georgian and English Norman.

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Johnson Avenue

No 2 (c.1930 & part of the Abergeldie Estate) has leadlight in a four panel double hung angled bay window on the right. There is also leadlight in the verandah door and sidelights. There are other windows with leadlight that appear to have the same design but they can’t be seen clearly from the street. The design is unusual with a diamond shape piece of bevelled glass as the focus and surrounded by heavily textured glass… Very Art Deco. (the same leadlight design is used extensively on internal doors)
 

2 Johnson Avenue Verandah Door Panel and
2 Johnson Avenue Four Panel Double Hung

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