Houses at 42- 44 Finniss Street, North Adelaide

Houses at 42- 44 Finniss Street, North Adelaide

This brick semi-detached houses were built in 1851 for new arrivals to Australia from England, William Johnstone and his wife Mary Ann Johnstone. The Johnstone’s owned the nearby British Hotel which was bought as part of the purchase of town acre no. 968. William Johnstone died in 1860 at which time the license for the hotel was transferred to Mary Ann (Marsden, Stark, Summering, 1990).

In the Advertiser (1919) a Robert Harkness Esq. refers to the property by the name of ‘Niagara’ in an invitation to an auction at the premises.

Later in the buildings history, 42-44 Finniss Street played host to the prominent town councillor for the McDonnell Ward, Evan Cottier Clucas and his wife Florence. Clucas was also renowned to be an exceptional oarsmen and bowler and was reputed to be one of the oldest members of the rowing club at the time of his death in 1937 as well as an Adelaide champion bowler (Mcdougall & Vines, 2004).

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Significance

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The buildings significance is also due to it’s architectural heritage. Evoking both Georgian and Regency styles with rich brickwork detailing on arches, parapet and cornices. The side walls are constructed of limestone and rubble (Marsden, Stark, Summering, 1990).

The scale and distinctive elements as well as the lack of verandahs on the structure really articulate the adjustment of new settlers to the Adelaide area.


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Images of Houses at 42- 44 Finniss Street, North Adelaide

 
Architects
Builders
Building materials
Brick
Architectural styles
2.1 Georgian, 2.2 Regency
Construction
1851 - 1851
Architecture and design features
Gauged Brick Arches, Symmetry, parapet, cornice
Engineering features
 
Precinct
Lower North Adelaide
Council Ward
North
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
968
Planning Zone or Policy Area
NAPA12 - Finniss Policy Area 12
Original owners
William Johnstone
Original occupant
William Johnstone ; Mary Ann Johnstone
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Dwelling, House
AS2482 classification
16010 - House
Public Access
Private residence
 
NTSA ID
40
State Heritage ID
13560
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1474
RNE ID
1474
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5109/909 D19244 A2 CT 5395/312 D19244 A3
NTSA file exists
Yes
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
NTSA registered
Date of NTSA listing
1961/10/04
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
a
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
2 Peopling a city
2.2.1 Early Colonial Settlement
2.3 City Dwellers: Householders, Boarders and Tenants
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies
ACHHK094
 

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