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Address 3 & 3A Prospect Road PROSPECT
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Prospect Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Dwelling and Flat (former Office/Garage) designed by Christopher Smith in the Art Deco Style for his own residence
Registered Name Dwelling and Flat (former Office/Garage) designed by Christopher Smith in the Art Deco Style for his own residence
Significance The residence at 3 Prospect Road is a fine example, both externally and internally, of the Art Deco style of architecture as applied to residences. The house (c. 1938) and flat (1936) were built by the architect Christopher A Smith as his own residence and workshop. Smith worked from the flat and it is thought that he used the house, which was located in a prominent position on Prospect Road, as a showpiece for potential clients. Some of the plaster moulds in the house are replicated in Smith?s public buildings. Although he did not train as an architect, Smith built up a reputation for designing cinemas and council buildings and was probably the most prolific user of the Art Deco style in Adelaide. He was an important civic architect and his works include the Capri Theatre at Goodwood, council buildings at Port Adelaide and Brighton, and a new facade at Hindmarsh Town Hall. (Twentieth Century Heritage Survey, Stage Two 1928-1945).
Subject Index Residential - House; Residential - Flat
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 18-MAR-2010
LGA Prospect
State Heritage ID 26301
Heritage Number 25673
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
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5193/306 F107766 A3


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