Self-guided walks in Glebe NSW 2037 Australia

Explore the many facets of our fascinating and historic suburb of Glebe with this set of self-guided walks. A great guide for visitors, and new insights for residents

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George Allen Mansfield (1834-1908)

Australian born
Glebe resident for some years
First President, Institute of Architects NSW

George Allen Mansfield (1834-1908)

George Allen Mansfield both designed and lived for a time at Toxteth Lodge (c1870s), a quaint and charming Gothic house with a steeply-rising roof. It stands at the corner of Arcadia Street near the entrance to Toxteth Park (1831)(St Scholastica’s Convent) the latter was built for George Allen, a prominent solicitor.

Mansfield married Allen’s third daughter Mary Emma, and they lived in a sandstone cottage on the Toxteth Estate (before its subdivision), which is now known as Tranby (corner Boyce and Mansfield Streets).

Australian born, Mansfield was the founder and first President of the Institute of Architecture NSW 1871-1876. Ten of his buildings are listed on the State Heritage Register.

Mansfield designed many inner city schools as a consequence of his position as architect to the Council of Education and also designed 53 buildings (in NSW and Queensland) for the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney.

Mansfield’s other work includes:

  • RPA Hospital, Admission Block and Victoria & Albert Pavilions (1904)
  • History House, Macquarie Street (1871)
  • Hotel Australia (now demolished for the MLC Centre)
  • Macleay Museum (University of Sydney)(1886-7)
  • The Old School, Darlington (1878)
  • Italianate additions to Toxteth Park (1877-81)(original architect John Verge)
  • Alterations to Elizabeth Bay House (1892/3)

On the Early Glebe Architects walk, Mansfield’s Emslee is featured.

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