Heritage Places

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Address 111-124 MacKinnon Parade. 51 Finniss Street NORTH ADELAIDE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan ADELAIDE Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Kathleen Lumley College including Amenities Wing, Residential Wing, Master's Residence, Central and Front Gardens, Transformer Building, Southern Boundary Walls and Gates
Registered Name Kathleen Lumley College including Amenities Wing, Residential Wing, Master's Residence, Central and Front Gardens, Transformer Building, Southern Boundary Walls and Gates
Significance The College is an outstanding representative of twentieth century Australian Regionalism, and an important project from prominent South Australian architects, Dickson & Platten, who are credited with developing a local adaptation of modernism. The buildings are noteworthy from the architectural qualities of scale, craftsmanship and detailing, and for their expressive use of materials. The relationship of buildings around a central courtyard demonstrates a high degree of integration of architecture and landscape, characteristic of progressive architectural projects of this era, and critical to the work of Dickson & Platten. Designed by Newell Platten, the College was a landmark project for the firm as a demonstration of its innovative handling of medium density residential work, and the forerunner of Platten's influential work on that typology for the South Australian Housing Trust. The College siting, overlooking and visually connecting with the University of Adelaide Sports Grounds, is also a significant continuation of University Colleges located on the Adelaide Parklands frontages, and an exemplary use of this valued public edge. The College has been well maintained, and improvements have been carried out with sensitivity to the original fabric and garden, and in consultation with the architects.
Subject Index Education - Tertiary Institution; Residential - Apartments/Units
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 25-OCT-2013
LGA Adelaide
State Heritage ID 26350
Heritage Number 26031
Section 16 e - it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics
g - it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6045/420 D80242 A1


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

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