Main Period: Victorian - Federation
Leadlight apparent at No’s. 15, 18, 20, 38, 39, 40, 43, 45, 46, 47 & 49.
Robert Street has a mixture of Victorian and Federation era homes. The northern end, from the bend to Marrickville Road was a subdivision of Pfoeffer’s Garden that occurred in 1879. The southern end, from the bend to Livingstone Road was a subdivision of Compagnoni’s Garden in 1880. The even numbered side was subsequently subdivided in the early 1900’s. Parts of Robert Street are included in the David Street Heritage Conservation area.
These plans provide a great indication of Marrickville in transition from a rural rea with farms and large mansion estates to a n increasingly urbanised and industrialised period in the 1880’s
These two plans show the subdivision of Pfoeffer's Garden in 187i9. They both indicate that the street will be extended when the Compagnoni
Camopagnoni's Garden went up for sale in 1880
No 18 is a late Federation house (c.1916) with leadlight in a three panel casement window on the verandah, in the front door panel and fanlight, and also in a three panel casement window on the right. The design is wonderfully fluid, swirling around the panels.