By Cathy Jones
‘Viwa’ Burlington Road was known as the Doctor’s House. It was originally the home of Dr George Hurst and built c1883. The property was a home and surgery for more than 100 years. The map below is undated but probably mid-1880s, as it predates the school on Rochester Street. The land owned and occupied by Dr Hurst is marked on the map. Unfortunately this end of Burlington Road were rezoned for units in the late 1960s and many original homes were demolished.
If anyone has a better photo, please send it to me and I’ll add it to the page. The photo above is dated 1986 and from the Strathfield Heritage Study. The house was identified as a potential heritage item but it was demolished before heritage items were gazetted in the planning ordinance.