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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Bidura (c1857; conserved 1970s)

Architect: Edmund Blacket
Address: 357 Glebe Point Road
Style: Victorian Regency
Status: Heritage item. Classified by the National Trust

Bidura (c1857; conserved 1970s)

Blacket built this house for his large family and lived in it whilst working on the Sydney University buildings. In 1870 he moved to Balmain.

Bidura¬†posesses clear lines and classical proportions. Architect Graham Jahn notes that “the walls are of handmade bricks, rendered to give the appearance of stone coursing”. The villa has a slate roof, French windows and shutters, decorative cast iron verandah staunchions and rails and a separate (later) ballroom. It is set back from the street with a semi-circular drive.

Bidura is currently used by the Department of Community Services.

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