‘Hilton’ 29 Meredith Street Homebush

‘Hilton’ 29 Meredith Street Homebush is Queen Anne Federation style house, located on the north-west corner of Meredith Street and Broughton Road.  It is built on section 13 of the 1878 Village of Homebush Estate.

Local builder John Quinnen lodged an application in January 1914 to build a brick bungalow with a tiled roof of 7+ rooms. The estimated cost of the building was £950. Quinnen also built ‘Collingwood’ 23 Meredith Street.  Upon completion, the house was sold to John Henry Wiseman, who lived at ‘Hilton’  until his death in 1925. The house name ‘Hilton’ was named after his mother Elizabeth Hilton.

The house was leased by the Wiseman estate to John Hessel Fell, a merchant, who then became its owner.  Fell (1885-1941) lived in the house for short periods until his death, but due to Fell’s financial problems the house was listed as ‘mortgagee in possession’. By 1951, William Cook, an engineer and his wife Elizabeth acquired ‘Hilton’.  They owned the house until at least 1966 and the house was renamed ‘Sunnyside’.


LATE MR. J. H. WISEMAN. (1925, April 4). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), p. 14. Retrieved July 4, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16200155

Department of the Valuer General NSW – Valuation List – Valuation District of Strathfield

Sands Sydney and Suburban Directory

Strathfield Council Building Register Vol. 1

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