PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS

The following projects involved research into the theme of:

Architectural

Over 31 years we have undertaken commissions and projects across across the gamut of history and heritage practise. These relate to a variety of historical themes, heritage issues and for a variety of purposes in a variety of formats. Please click on one of the thematic, regional or outcome subheadings to see the projects that we have undertaken. We like to be challenged, we like new ideas and to address methodological issues to produce results that are effective, meaningful and reach the intended audience with ease.

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2018 May
Rail bridge at Turpentine Road, Kangy Angy

Rail bridge at Turpentine Road, Kangy Angy



 

 

 

Bridges are often one of the 'unsung heroes' of heritage; sitting quietly, working hard, but most importantly, capturing how / where / in what people got from A to B.  

Sue Rosen Associates were commissioned to archivally record this Kangy Angy rail bridge and its relationship to the Turpentine Road underpass. A larger bridge is proposed for construction adjacent to the original.

Author:  Dr Sue Rosen  |  Photos: Russell Workman

Client: John Holland Pty Ltd

2018 March
Heritage Assessment: 73A The Boulevarde, Dulwich Hill

Heritage Assessment: 73A The Boulevarde, Dulwich Hill



This Californian-style bungalow was constructed by local buider William Mitchell in 1920. We know the date because Mitchell carved it into one of the sandstone blocks on the front verandah. Not only had this and a neighbouring 1920's bungalow been beautifully kept - retaining much of their original detailing - but their backyard had a good story; once home to a grand residence and some pretty grand personalities.

Our report documenting the outcome of the heritage assessment was used to successfully impose an Interim...

2018 March
Corrimal Hotel

Corrimal Hotel



The Corrimal Hotel  has operated from its corner on the Princes Highway since it first opened in January 1901. Being the Publican of a successful hotel can be hard work - even life threatening - as Charles Edwards discovered in 1909. One night, his bottle of ginger beer  was spiked with enough Strychnine to kill him. Luckily his dinner guest at the time was the local GP, who acted quickly to save his life.

In...

2018 February
Railway Hotel, Lidcombe

Railway Hotel, Lidcombe



 

 

The Railway Hotel has watched changes in the surrounding built environment of now-Lidcombe from this corner where the hotel has stood and been in continual operation since 1875/6.

Its long history starts with the predominatley Irish Catholic settlement that evolved on land owned by Sydney's first Catholic Priest, Father John Therry. Built by enterprising local Bernard Gormley, it was leased, then purchased, by famed brewers John and James Toohey. Apart from being a local watering hole and accomodation,...

2017 December
Site Development of Inverell Hospital

Site Development of Inverell Hospital



 

 

There are serveral distinct phases of building activity observable on the site of Inverell Hospital; starting with the original 1877 hospital, through the 'new' 1935 hospital, to the wings added from the 1960s onward. 

We used architectural plans and related material obtained from the archives of both the NSW Department of Public Works and State Record Authority to map out a relative timeline of the construction of the various hospital and service buildings extant on the site.

Authors: Liz...

2017 December
Heritage Impact Statement: 67 Millett Street, Hurstville

Heritage Impact Statement: 67 Millett Street, Hurstville



The Victorian Italiante Overdale in Millett Street, Hurstville was built in the late 1880's in a second release of the Dalmorton Estate subdivision. How could one resist buying a block of land with a sales pitch like this.... 

“Do you wish to enjoy the inestimable boon of good health? Do you wish to breathe the pure air of Heaven? Do you wish to feast your eyes on the lovely scenery? If so,...

2016 September
Heritage Impact Statement: for alterations and additions to 69 Ryan  Street located in the Brennan Estate Conservation Area, Lilyfield

Heritage Impact Statement: for alterations and additions to 69 Ryan Street located in the Brennan Estate Conservation Area, Lilyfield



Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr Martin Pickrell

Client: Justin Long Designs

This HIS examined the impact of alterations to the residence on the heritage values of the Conservation Area and assessed the proposal against Leichardt council's DCP requirements.

2016 April
History Report: 228 Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford

History Report: 228 Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford



 

This heritage listing was reviewed and historical research was undertaken by historian and heritage consultant, Dr Sue Rosen to identify the history of the site as stage one of a review of the existing heritage assessment

Author: Dr Sue Rosen

2016
Heritage Impact Statement: 11 and 13 Darley Road Manly

Heritage Impact Statement: 11 and 13 Darley Road Manly



 

 

 

 

Authors: Dr Sue Rosen and Mr Martin Pickrell

Client: Archisoul

This HIS examined the impact of alterations and additions to these timber semis construction c.1900 by Charles Sly, one of Manly's and Australia's original life savers.

2016
Heritage Assessment of 24 Dudley Avenue Roseville - the home and studio of Artist Photographer Harold Cazneaux

Heritage Assessment of 24 Dudley Avenue Roseville - the home and studio of Artist Photographer Harold Cazneaux



 

 

Authors: Dr. Sue Rosen and Dr Roy Lumby

Client: Ku-ring-gai Council

An Interim Heritage Order had been placed on the house after the discovery of the Cazneaux connection. This report investigates the significance of the house in the light of the Cazneaux connection.