Summer Hill

Moonbie Street

Main Period: Victorian - Federation - Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No’s 1A, 1, 5, 6, 12, 16, 17, 19, 30, 32, 36, 37, 41, 76 & 88.

Some of the first lots in Moonbie Street appear to have been sold as early as 1884 but the last sketch on the right suggests that subdivision had taken place a few years earlier. The Tavistock Estate in 1886 shows lot on the eastern side of Moonbie Street north to Urana Street which is now Smith Street.The Somerset Estate took place in 1887 a note of interest is some of the land  that borders this estate was still in the possession of a Campbell. Most of Sophia Campbell's land was sold off in 1874 as the Canterbury Estate but some of the land must have remained in the family.

Development then occurred sporadically till World War 2 and this is why there are quite a few small Victorian cottages and terraces, Federation homes and Californian bungalows. There are some wonderful Victorian houses that show the transition from etched glass in the entrance ensemble (see No 17) through to the exuberant leadlight of the Californian bungalow.

1884 Junction Rd, Henson St, Regent St,
1884 Junction Rd, Henson St, Regent St, Moonbie St, Bartlett St
1886 Tavistock Estate - Summer Hill - Lo
1886 Tavistock Estate - Summer Hill - Lorne St, Moonbie St, Urana St, Nowranie St
Tavistock Estate Moonbie Street, Morris
More detail of the 1886 Tavistock Estate - Summer Hill - Lorne St, Moonbie St, Urana St, Nowranie St
1887 Partial plan of Summer Hill - Somer
1887 Partial plan of Summer Hill - Somerset Estate- Junction Rd, Moonbie St, Lorne St, Nowranie St
Sketch Short Street, Henson Street, Junc
Trafalgar Square Heights of Ashfield - J
Possibly a variation of the 1884 Subdivision with Crane Street now Henson Street.
Date unknown but this sketch could be from the early 1880's.

Moonbie Street

Number 1A is an early California  bungalow (c.1922) with leadlight in the three panel double hung window on the veranda. The design has beautiful fuchsias in the upper panels and flowing ribbons of green connecting the panels. The design and the colour palette are very much Art Nouveau.
 

No 1A Moonbie Street Four Panel Casement

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