‘Wavertree’ 103 The Boulevarde Strathfield

By Cathy Jones

‘Wavertree’ is built on the 1880 subdivision of the Woodgreen Estate and is one of Strathfield’s earliest residential developments.

‘Wavertree’ was built c.1885.  This house initially operated as a ladies school by Mrs W. Hardie.  ‘Wavertree’ was later the home of Mrs Helen Jones, widow of Edward Lloyd Jones, Chairman of David Jones & Co. A later owner was Frank Whitehouse, a lecturer at University of Sydney.

This house operated as a nursing home called ‘Wavertree’ until 1993.  During the period of use as a nursing home, this house was significantly altered. It has since been converted back to a private residence, but with more alterations including rendering of the brickwork.


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