Summer Hill

Prospect Road

Main Period: Victorian- Federation - Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No’s 3, 13, 18, 35, 37, 40, 43, 45, 46, 48, 52, 56, 59, 73, 76, 77, 78, 81, 98, 99, 101, 107, 108, 109, 111, 114, 118, 124, 128, 130 & 132.

There are some really grand villas  in Prospect Road that indicate what may have been here at some stage in the past.  Most would’ve been built in Victorian times so they don’t have a lot of leadlight. But some like No 91 and No 85  have excellent examples of etched glass in the sidelights and in the fan lights above the front door.

In autumn the smell of marraya in parts of Prospect Road is amazing.

There’s everything in the street from home units, flats, small terraces, single story Federation houses and Californian bungalows to huge villas. The south eastern side of Prospect Road is part of the 'Prospect Hall Summer Hill Heritage Conservation Area' 

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77 Prospect Road is an amazing bungalow and it has leadlight!

1876 Ashfield Estate Short, Prospect, Hu
1877 The Summer Hill Estate - Ashfield -

Prospect Road in the Summer Hill Estate Ashfield in 1876 & 1877.  Note that the station at Summer Hill does not exist at this time. The lower map shows which lots had already been sold.

1908 Prospect Hall - Summer Hill Estate
1880 Hurlstone Estate Canterbury Road, P

Quite a number of lots were auctioned in the 1908 Prospect Hall Estate developed by Dr Henry Hinder (1908-1910) and after 1910 by Stanton & Son. This map shows that some of the huge villas already constructed together with what is now Trinity College. The Hurlstone Estate never happened because theland was bought by the Education Department

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This pair if Victorian houses are a standout feature of Prospect and provide an indication of what the street may have looked like in the 1880's.

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No 73 Prospect Road is another example of beautiful Victorian architecture with beautiful leadlight in the entrance.

1882  Summer Hill - Kelvin Grove, Prospe
1882 Second Subdivision - First Subdivis

In 1882  this part of the Prospect Road was described as 'Valuable Villa Sites' . Kelvin Grove is now Drynan Street

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Prospect, Tintern & Victoria 1884.JPG

These lots were part of the Plynlimmon Estate and were auctioned in 1883 & 1884.

1909 Moonagee Hall Estate - Summer Hill

These lots were just about the last lots to be sold in Prospect Road in 1909. 

Prospect Road

No 3 is a Federation house with leadlight in a Veranda enclosure that appears to be a later addition. Some leadlight is visible through the front window and it may be that this is the original leadlight of a verandah casement window. There is also leadlight in the front door sidelight & top and in the fanlight. There may be leadlight in the front door panel but it was open.

No 3 Prospect Road Eight Panel Casement
No 3 Prospect Road Front Door Sidelight
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