Homebush Shops

Item details

Name of item: Homebush Shops
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Retail and Wholesale
Category: Shopping/retail complex
Primary address: 18-20, 22, 23 The Crescent, Homebush, NSW 2140
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Strathfield
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18-20, 22, 23 The CrescentHomebushStrathfieldConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Located opposite Homebush Railway Station these shops appear to date from early this century. The railway, Public School and shops provided the focus for the Homebush community at the turn of the century. Nos 22 and 23 retain the original first floor have 6/6 windows and there are tiles to the central panel and above the bays. The ground floor has been modernised. Nos 19 and 20 have bays to the first floor. No 18 retains an original ground floor shopfront with a timber frame and tile base. No. 20 retains some of the original shopfront.
Date significance updated: 05 Jul 18
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Physical description: This is a group of four Inter-War commercial buildings fronting The Crescent and includes 18 The Crescent, 19-20 The Crescent and 22-23 The Crescent.

18 The Crescent
A small single storey building with a decorative parapet of facebrick and roughcast render. The parapet returns around the side. The shopfront included a recessed entry and chamfered shop window with small fixed sashes above the main shop windows. Tiling in the spandrel below the shop window and on the pier includes art deco influenced detailing.

19-20 The Crescent
A two storey commercial building with two shop tenancies. The first floor has square timber framed projecting bay windows with a timber shingled spandrel. Windows in the bays are casement sashes (replaced at no. 19). The parapet has roughcast rendered panels contrasting with the brown brickwork of the main walling. Engaged brick pilasters divide the façade into bays.

22-23 The Crescent
A two storey commercial building with two shop tenancies. The first floor has chamfered timber framed projecting bay windows with a pressed metal spandrel. Windows in the bay are 9 over one pane double hung sashes. The parapet has tiled panels contrasting with the brown brickwork of the main walling and the render of the cornice. Engaged brick pilasters divide the façade into bays. The centre pilaster is divided into two by a panel of tiling.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Condition: good
Date condition updated:04 Apr 12
Modifications and dates: 19-20 and 22-23 - shopfronts replaced.
19 - casement sashes replaced with louvres.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A good group of Inter-War commercial buildings. Their location close to the entry to Homebush Statement contributes to their importance in the local streetscape.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanStrathfield Local Environmental Plan 2012I4229 Mar 13   
Local Environmental PlanHomebush Shops6612 Mar 99 322208

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Strathfield Heritage Study1988 Michael Fox Architects and Planners  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2450144

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