43 Meredith Street Homebush

43 Meredith Street Strathfield

By Cathy Jones

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.

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.

43 Meredith Street, a brick cottage of seven rooms, was built in 1938 for its owner Mrs Mabel Burns.  The builder was R W Craddock of Haberfield and the estimated cost of £1301.  Following the death of Mrs Burns in 1949, the house was sold to Elaine Combe.  By 1960, this house was owned by Mrs Vera Frizell.

References

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

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