Located near the Paddington Gates, this is the Centennial Park Superintendent’s Residence.
This beautiful Victorian style building was built in the early 1890s to accommodate the senior on-site manager of the park.It was designed by the colonial architect James Barnet and is built from sandstone which was sourced from the immediate area.
It has undergone some changes and maintenance over the years. A bedroom and bathroom were added to the south-east corner of the building in 1907. Issues with white ants has meant repairs were required in the 20s, 40s and 50s. The roof has also required renewal in 1964 and 1999 due to hail damage.
Today it is predominantly used for temporary exhibitions. It can also be hired as accommodation. It’s said to sleep 10 and is furnished with antique furniture.
Thank you to the Centennial Parklands website for this information. Please visit their website www.centennialparklands.com.au for more information about this and other heritage items in and around the park.
Note: I try to be as accurate as possible but make no guarantees. Please use this information at your own risk.