Stanley Street, North Adelaide

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Posted 2023-06-01 by Audreyfollow
In contrast to Brougham Place , Stanley Street is characterised by not only grand mansions but also small cottages. A hotel and church call the street home too.

Kentish Arms Hotel was an important corner hotel to the residential community. Rebuilt in 1881, it features squared sandstone and masonry arcade which present a distinctive appearance to the street. Architects Hamilton and Campbell had shown great attention to detail. Today, you can enjoy both old pub favourites as well as more adventurous dishes at the restaurant.

On the other portion of Stanley Street, across the roundabout, stands St Mary's Church . Constructed in three stages, the simple building originally operated as a school and church. The school was founded by St Mary of the Cross MacKillop but has now ceased to operate. The church, however, remains as part of the Adelaide Cathedral Parish .

This portion is also where you'll find all the grand mansions. The splendid Victorian Italianate-style residence at number 178 was designed by architects Cumming & Davies and built for George E Fulton of Fulton's Foundry.

Further up, residences such as the Strelda, St Andrews, Sunnyside and Nurney House will definitely catch your eye. Although seen as being just a single storey, the Strelda provides fabulous views at its rear. St Andrews dominates the street and was home to designer James MacGeorge, merchant David Murray and two Lord Mayors of Adelaide. Neo-Georgian style mansion Sunnyside has been awarded the best domestic architecture of the period while Nurney House, built in 1846, is believed to be one of the most historic houses in the city.

Strikingly different from these mansions are the small cottages, row houses and shop nearer Kentish Arms Hotel. In the late 19th century, row houses were being built by charity groups for widows, the deserted, the aged and the infirm.

In 1908, grocer Emanuel Alfred Lawson built his second shop and residence at number 68. This two-storey property, which served the community's daily needs, represents the commercial facilities and services during the Edwardian period.

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