Brougham Place, North Adelaide

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Posted 2023-05-30 by Audreyfollow
Overlooking Brougham Gardens , the historical buildings along Brougham Place are nothing short of grand mansions. They were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to address the beautiful parkland setting.

At number 7, you'll find a substantial two-storey house built for Sir Charles Henry Goode who directed the merchant firm Goode Durrant & Co. Goode was also a philanthropist and staunch Baptist conducting men's bible classes at Flinders Street Baptist Church . His involvement in social work included the Young Men's Christian Association, the Royal Institution for the Blind, the Adult Deaf and Dumb Mission, the Adelaide Children's Hospital, and the James Brown Trust. He lived in this house with his wife Helen Augusta.

Nearby is Taylor House, a federation-style residence designed by architects Edward Davies and Charles Walter Rutt. It incorporates a terracotta tiled roof as well as high-quality decoration over the main entrance, leadlight windows and brickwork dressings. It was built for the proprietor of Lion Timber Mills at that time and remained in the Taylor family for over 50 years.

Further up, at the corner of Margaret Street, St Margaret's and its former stable have indeed stood the test of time. The buildings were constructed of Tapley Hill bluestone and displayed elements of Gothic style. They were the home of prominent financier and developer Arthur Waterhouse who also owned several pubs including the Griffins Head in Hindmarsh Square.

On the other corner is a complex of former residences which now form Lincoln College . Among those who lived here were architect James Cummings as well as the Rymill and Milne families. Federation House still has its asymmetrical facade, semicircular-headed openings and prominent tower although Abraham House's substantial veranda and balcony had been removed. A spire is featured in the Whitehead Building.

Finally, Brougham Place Uniting Church stands across the garden at number 193. The church was designed by Edmund Wright in partnership with E A Hamilton after winning a competition for the design. Its foundation stone was taken from the River Torrens and laid on 15th of May 1860. A tower was added about ten years later. Today, the church continues to be a 'light on the hill' standing for justice, truth, equality, compassion, grace and love.

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