Victorian Heritage Database Report Report generated 15/05/18
JOHN CURTIN HOUSE
2 Fallon Street Brunswick
Location 2 FALLON STREET, BRUNSWICK, MORELAND CITY
Municipality MORELAND CITY
Level of significance Included in Heritage Overlay
Heritage Overlay Numbers HO298
Heritage Listing Moreland City
Statement of Significance Last updated on - October 11, 2004 What is significant? The house, constructed c.1906, at 2 Fallon Street, Brunswick. How is it significant? The house at 2 Fallon Street, Brunswick is of local aesthetic significance to the City of Moreland and of interest
for historical associations. Why is it significant? Of aesthetic significance as a good and intact representative example of an early 1900s timber ashlar villa, with fine detilaing including the central pediment to the verandah, intact cast iron lacework and paired elongated double-hung sash windows. (AHC Criterion E.1) Of historic significancefor its brief association with John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia (1941-45) who resided in the house in his late 20s, from 1912 to at least 1915, during his most vehement anti-conscription phase.
Moreland - Keeping Brunswick's heritage: A Report on the Review of the Brunswick Conservation Study, Context Pty Ltd, 1990; Moreland - Moreland City Council: Local Heritage Places Review, Context Pty Ltd, 2004;
Physical Description 1 The house at 2 Fallon Street, Brunswick is early 1900s single storey double-fronted timber ashlar and weatherboard villa with a hipped painted corrugated iron roof return and a bullnose verandah. It has red brick chimneys with rendered caps and plinths and paired brackets under the eave line. The verandah has turned timber verandah posts and an elaborate lacework frieze. A central pediment with carved decorative bargeboards marks the front entrance. The front door is flanked by paired elongated double-hung sash windows, with a further elongated double-hung sash window at end of the verandah return. The house is set back on a wide block of land behind a narrow front garden with a closely pruned privet hedge. The house is very intact and is in fair condition externally.
Physical Conditions Good
Integrity Minor Modifications This place/object may be included in the Victorian Heritage Register pursuant to the Heritage Act 1995. Check the Victorian Heritage Database, selecting 'Heritage Victoria' as the place data owner. For further details about Heritage Overlay places, contact the relevant local council or go to Planning Schemes Onlinehttp://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/