Albert Road aerial c.1922

Albert Road Strathfield

Albert Road was named after Albert [1819-1861], Prince Consort of Queen Victoria.

Albert Street [between Homebush Rd to Coventry Rd] first appears in the 1886 Sands Directory.  The section of Albert Road located between Homebush Road and The Boulevarde was formerly known as Clarendon Street.

In the late nineteenth century, Albert Road was considered one of Sydney’s most prestigious streets and was the location of huge mansions such as ‘Milroy’, ‘Elwood House’ and ‘Chepstowe’.

Today’s Albert Road is one of the most historically significant streets in Strathfield and contains many examples of late 19th century and early 20th century architecture such as ‘Mount Royal’, ‘Glenfarne’, ‘Tuxedo’ and ‘Corfu’.

Historic buildings

‘Mount Royal’ (now Australian Catholic University’), Albert Road Strathfield (also addressed as 25A Barker Road Strathfield)

‘Tuxedo’ Albert Road Strathfield

Catholic Institute of Sydney , Albert Road Strathfield

 

12 comments

  1. just browsing & found this .
    i am one of angelo ardittos grandsons , used to live in churchill ave.
    love all the old family history ,as well as angelos life ,quite a fellow
    as the stories go. a, arditto.

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      1. Hi Joanne i am anthony Arditto . Father of Natalie whom i think you have had contact with.I was at Strathfield to day boy it has changed so much nothing like the old Strathfield more is the pity.

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  2. My husband is Frederick Boden’s grandson, have been down to Strathfield to see the house also the street and park named after him. Had a great day.

    C E Hinte

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  3. George Cann, of “Merriwa”, Albert Road, was married to Catherine Roberts who was a first cousin to my paternal grandmother. Catherine died at “200 Albert Road” on 6 Jan 1951.

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  4. I am a grandson of Angelo Arditto and have produced an Arditto family volume which includes Angelo’s time in Italy and Australia, illustrated with many historic family photos. If interested I can donate a copy to Strathfield Council.

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