Many of the great mansions and significant houses of Strathfield have been demolished over time. Many were built during the ‘boom’ times of the 1880s and early 1890s but with the onset of economic depression and later wars and deaths of original owners, some houses were unwanted and the land beneath them was more valuable for subdivision. Some were located in the Strathfield Town Centre, such as ‘Silwood’ and were compulsory acquired by the State Government for expansion of the railway.
Many still exist, mainly as institutions such as schools, however some of the great mansions have gone but some photographs are still in existance.
‘Silwood’, formerly The Boulevarde Strathfield. Home of Randolph Nott.
‘Malvern’, formerly The Boulevarde Strathfield. Home of Thomas J. Thompson.
‘Strathfield House’, formerly Strathfield Avenue, Strathfield. Former home of Walter Renny, John Hardy and Joseph Vickery.
‘Tiptree’, formerly Llandilo Avenue, Strathfield. Former home of Rev. Charles and Elizabeth (Vickery) Newman.
‘Bickley’, Albyn Road, Strathfield.
“Ovalau” and “Andross”, formerly Albert Road Strathfield.
‘Swanton’ Victoria Street Strathfield. Formerly home of grazier Stanley Vickery.
‘Agincourt’, Albert Road Strathfield. Former home of Washington H. Soul.
‘Mount Royal’, (now Edmund Rice Building), Albert Road Australian Catholic University.
‘Brunyarra’, Santa Maria Del Monte (Santa Sabina College), The Boulevarde Strathfield
‘Lauriston’, Santa Maria Del Monte (Santa Sabina College), The Boulevarde Strathfield
‘Llandillo’, Trinity Grammar Preparatory School, The Boulevarde Strathfield.
‘Virginia’, Redmyre Road, Strathfield.
‘Woodstock’, 88 Redmyre Road, Strathfield.
‘Rothesay’, 72-76 Abbotsford Road, Homebush.
‘Halsbury’ 12-14 Albyn Road, Strathfield
‘Glenfarne’ Albert Road Strathfield