DULWICH HILL

Ness Avenue

Main Period: Federation - Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No's 2, 4, 8, 11, 16, 29 & 43. 

Some time after 1907, when the Gladstone Hall Estate was auctioned, Starkey Street was renamed as Ness Avenue.  It used to run into Chamberlain Street but this too was renamed Ness Avenue. The northern side of Ness Avenue is quite elevated and was almost certainly the bank of the Cooks River. The southern side of the street has quite a few weatherboard cottages from the Federation period. These houses would have been closer what would have been swamp land adjacent to the Cooks River. William Starkey built Gladstone Hall in 1870 and it was after him that the street was called Starkey Street. Gladstone Hall and its outbuildings are clearly shown on the subdivision plans. There is possibly more leadlight in this street than I could actually photograph but it was difficult to see because many of the houses in very elevated positions.
 

1907 Gladstone Hall Estate Garnet Street

Ness Avenue

No 2 is a California bungalow (c.1925) with leadlight in the two central panels of a four panel casement window. As so often happens it is the opening panels that lose their leadlight. Almost certainly the outside panels would have had the same design as the two central ones.

 

No 2 Ness Avenue Three Panel Casement Wi

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