In 1936, the grounds of the Victorian mansion ‘Howglen’ were subdivided creating residential lots facing Meredith St, Coventry Rd and Mackenzie Streets. Lots 7 to 12 of the Howglen Estate are located 37 to 45 Meredith Street. Between 1936 and 1938; the lots were sold and buildings were erected on these sites. Each dwelling was separately owned with different builders. The house ‘Howglen’ was eventually demolished and the cul-de-sac Boyce Avenue was built on this site.
39 Meredith Street, a brick cottage of six rooms, was built in 1937-38 for its owner George Pitt. The builder was H Andritin, Chapman Street, Strathfield. The estimated cost of the construction was £1200. By 1942, the house was owned by Norman Burchell, a representative. By 1960, this house was owned by Basil and Ruth Hayes.
Department of the Valuer General NSW – Valuation List – Valuation District of Strathfield
Fox & Associates, Strathfield Heritage Study, 1986
‘Howglen’ Subdivision Poster dated 1936
Strathfield Council Building Register