‘Bosworth’ 4 Coleman Avenue Homebush

In response to an enquiry regarding the history of 4 Coleman Avenue Homebush.

‘Bosworth’ 4 Coleman Avenue was built in 1924 at a cost of £700.  An application was made on 15 April 1924 to the former Homebush Council by the Southern Pacific Home Builders to build 12 houses in Coleman Avenue on an estate named the ‘Southern Pacific Estate’ (Deposited Plan 11050).  The building application was approved on April 23 1924.  This firm had previously built 9 cottages in Gunter Street (later Cartwright Street) in late 1923.

The house is a well maintained brick Interwar cottage, with a hipped tiled roof, front window and small awning, verandah with a brick balustrade and timber posts.  The surviving houses in Coleman Avenue built by Southern Pacific Home Builders all conform to a similar design.  This firm built Lots 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36.

The first owner of the house was Mildred Noley Bosworth Vicary (1896-1985).  The house was named ‘Bosworth’, which is a family name.  She married Albert Ray Pugh, a machinist in 1937.  It appears that she lived in Homebush until her death in 1985.

The house was originally numbered 15 Coleman Avenue.  However, the street was renumbered in 1957 following the merger of Homebush Council with Strathfield Council to 4 Coleman Avenue.

The Southern Pacific Home Builders Company was wound up in 1948.  Builder A W Coleman, who built a number of houses in Homebush, was listed as a Director of this company. It is likely that the name of the street ‘Coleman’ was named for A W Coleman, whose company developed the estate on which this house was built.

One comment

  1. Is there any way of finding out available history regarding three houses in Redmyre Road, Strathfield. There numbers are 53, 55, 57. No 55 I think was called ‘Mahoatte’. I think these three houses were built together as they are all of similar style. Any assistance with this would be welcomed. Thank you.


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