ASHFIELD

Rose Street

Main Period: Victorian- Federation - Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No’s 5, 7, 12, 15, 16, 44 & 48

Subdivisions in Rose Street started in the 1880’s & 1890’s. The last land was subdivided in 1929 and classic Interwar Flats were built on these lots. There are quite a few Interwar flats in Rose Street. No’s 9, 11 & 13 have diagonal bull's-eyes but they do not have leadlight. These three Federation houses seem to be identical. Part of Rose Street skirts Pratten Park tennis courts.

Rose Street

No 5 is a Federation house with leadlight in the front door and the sidelight. It also has a three panel casement with a typical Federation design that has floral elements in the side corners and another in the central panel linked with a bar of yellow and curves from flower to flower. There is a two panel casement which has the same design as the outer two panels on the north side. The most unusual feature of this house is the diamond window. Federation houses frequently have a bull’s eye but this one has 2 beautiful diamonds, one on the verandah and the other on the north side and both have leadlight that uses the design in the centre of the three panel casement window and that makes it unique.

© 2019 Colin Webb