Buxton Manor - House and Fence

Buxton Manor - House and Fence

Designed by F. W. Dancker for the solicitor F. J. Fisher, this 'gentleman's residence' is most notable for its association with the Hon. Sir Josiah Henry Symon, a solicitor whose career eventually led him to represent Sturt in parliament. Symon made an important contribution to politics as a senator and was awarded a knighthood the day after the Australian constitution was formed. Symon operated his firm 'Symon Browne & Symon' from Gladstone Chambers in Pirie Street living at 67-75 Buxton Street from 1922-1935.

c. 1945 the house was divided into four flats, bought by Dr. Earnest Flaum. One of the flats then gained a reputation because of its association with then tenant, Musica Viva committee member Edith Dubsky. This meant that the flat was used as a rehearsal space for some of the world's finest ensembles.

The dwelling exhibits the fine qualities of the federation style including; extensive use of brick and marseille tiled roof. A prominent feature of the property is the brick wall to buxton street which is also covered under the heritage listing.

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Significance

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The dwelling is historically significant because of its association with the Honourable Sir Josiah Henry Symon. The marseille tiled roof and extensive use of brick provide a distinctive federation styled building. The house is in very good condition and the component of the fence along with the scale of the house and large grounds make this a splendid example of Adelaide housing.


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Architects
F. W. Dancker
Builders
Building materials
Brick
Architectural styles
3 Federation Period (c. 1890–c. 1915), 3.10 Arts and Crafts
Construction
1908 - 1909 

Additional Works

Divided

Description
House divided into four flats
Construction commenced
c. 5/7/1945
Construction completed
5/7/2018
Architecture and design features
Marseille Tiled Roof, Herring-bone coursing
Engineering features
 
Precinct
Upper North Adelaide
Council Ward
North
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
886
Planning Zone or Policy Area
NAPA1 - Hill Street Policy Area 1
Original owners
F. J. Fisher
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Dwelling, House
AS2482 classification
16010 - House
Public Access
Private residence
 
NTSA ID
State Heritage ID
13472
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1394
RNE ID
1394
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5523/96 F183300 A838
NTSA file exists
No
Heritage Status
State Heritage listed
State heritage listing
State Heritage listed
Date of State heritage listing
1986/09/11
Local heritage listing
Date of Local heritage listing
NTSA listing
Nil
Date of NTSA listing
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
a
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
2.3 City Dwellers: Householders, Boarders and Tenants
3.6 Professional Services
3.6.3 Lawyers and the Legal Profession
Topics
Sir Josiah Henry Symon
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 6: Australia as a Nation
ACHHK113
 

References

  • Marsden, S, Stark, P, Sumerling, P 1990, Heritage of the City of Adelaide: an illustrated history, Corporation of the City of Adelaide, Adelaide, p292

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External links

  • [South Australian Heritage Register [1]
    URIs of the form "[http://apps.planning.sa.gov.au/HeritageSearch/HeritageItem.aspx?p_heritageno=1394 South Australian Heritage Register]" are not allowed.

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