Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 32-56 Sir Donald Bradman Drive MILE END
Locality MILE END
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan West Torrens Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Former Adelaide Electric Supply Co Ltd - Four former garages and two double storey office/workshop buildings
Registered Name Former Adelaide Electric Supply Co Ltd - Four former garages and two double storey office/workshop buildings
Significance The Former Adelaide Electric Supply Co Ltd (AESCo) Buildings demonstrate an important aspect of the evolution or pattern of the State's history, providing evidence of the expansion of secondary industry and suburban housing in South Australia in the 1920s and 1930s and the need for industrial buildings to accommodate this. In their design, scale and progressive sequence of construction (marked by dates) the former AESCo buildings illustrate the impact and response to major developments in metropolitan Adelaide during the interwar period: suburban expansion and industrialisation. The consequent rising demand for electricity is reflected in this sequence of buildings, which also illustrate characteristic industrial design features of that period. In 1946 Premier John Playford effectively nationalised the Adelaide Electricity Supply Company by forming the Electricity Trust of South Australia (ETSA) as South Australia's public electricity supply company, and took over the assets and the operations of AESCo. Comprising a row of six industrial buildings of similar design featuring decorative brick gables and large windows, all inscribed 'Adelaide Electricity Supply Company', the complex was constructed between 1923 and 1937.
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Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 25-OCT-2013
LGA West Torrens
State Heritage ID 26308
Heritage Number 26977
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5289/572 D41533 A171,CT 5289/569 D41533 A171


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