Marrickville Mayor Victor Macri presided and Master of Ceremonies MHS President Geoff Ostling kept the evening moving in style. The judges—conservation architect Julie Mackenzie, architect and historian Bob Irving, also a MHS member, and Michael Kotis, on behalf of the 2012 Medal winner—had an unenviable task: 13 nominations, all of outstanding merit.
The Medal was awarded to a charming 19th century stone cottage in Collins Street Tempe, the result of painstaking restoration and sympathetic new works to ensure its ongoing career as a comfortable modern lifestyle home.
Also nominated were: five other fine houses including Wilga Street Dulwich Hill (Commended); the former Majestic Roller Rink/cinema at Petersham (Highly Commended); St Peters Anglican Church Cooks River (Commended); the former Marrickville police station; Marrickville Town Hall; and redevelopments for apartments of the former Enmore Public School (Highly Commended), the Stead House & Bethesda Hospital site, and a Camperdown industrial site.
Collins Street Tempe
(courtesy of Marrickville Council)
** This article appeared in the June 2013 issue of the Member's Newsletter edited by Richard Blair