67 The Boulevarde Strathfield - 1986 painting by Ted de Sauty

67-69 The Boulevarde Strathfield

By Cathy Jones

67-69 The Boulevarde Strathfield was built on the 1925 subdivision of the frontage of the mansion ‘Glen Luna’, 2-4 Carrington Avenue.  This subdivision created lots facing The Boulevarde and changed the orientation of ‘Glen Luna’ from The Boulevarde to 2-4 Carrington Avenue Strathfield.

This house was built in 1926 for owner Dr Michael Veech to a design by prominent Sydney architects Scott Ernest & Green.  The builder was G P Jones & Sons, Underwood Street Paddington. The estimated cost of the building was £5900.

Ernest Scott (1863-1947) was one of Sydney’s prominent architects practicing as Scott Ernest A. & Green in partnership with Edward Green FRAIA, Scott, Green & Scott (c.1923 – 1935) and finally as E A & T M Scott Architects until his death in 1947.  He was President of RAIA NSW Chapter from 1908-1910 and 1932-33.  He designed the AMP Building, Toohey’s Brewery, and Watsons Bay Hotel.  At a local level, he designed the current Horse & Jockey Hotel Homebush, St Martha’s School (Churchill Avenue Strathfield) and remodelled the Wentworth Hotel (Homebush).

Dr Veech was a medical practitioner and anaesthetist at Lewisham Hospital.  The house included a medical surgery and waiting room for patients as well as a private residence.  The house was leased c.1935 to Dr Alexander Menzies McIntosh, who later purchased the property for £5500.   The ownership of the property was transferred in 1949 for £9000 to Salvatore and Mary Zammit.

References

de Sauty, Ted, 1986, Painting of 67-69 The Boulevarde Strathfield

Higham, A., ‘Ernest Alfred Scott FRAIA’, 20th Century Architects of Significance’ Royal Institute of Architects Information Sheet, 2003.

Strathfield Council Building Register

Zammit, I., 67-69 The Boulevarde Strathfield, Strathfield District Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 19, No. 1, January 1996

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