Heritage Places

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Address 4/ 1 Menzies Crescent PROSPECT
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Prospect Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Former Prospect Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Sub-Control Station
Registered Name Former Prospect ARP Sub-Control Station
Significance The former Prospect ARP Sub-Control Station formed part of the Adelaide metropolitan Air Raid Precautions (ARP) emergency communications network, designed to coordinate the civilian response to expected Japanese air raids during the Second World War. As a surviving component of this network, the former Prospect ARP Sub-Control Station helps to demonstrate the degree to which South Australians feared attack from the air, the extent of measures taken to respond to the potential threat. Documentary evidence associated with this place demonstrates the important role that ARP played in sustaining the morale of the general public in wartime. The former Prospect ARP Sub-Control Station is a rare surviving example of a civilian air raid shelter, a structure designed to protect civilian ARP personnel, carrying out their duties coordinating the ARP emergency communications network, from airborne attack. It is also an outstanding example of an air raid shelter, retaining a high degree of intactness and integrity and displaying many of the principal characteristics of its class at a higher quality than many other examples.
Subject Index Military - Air Raid Shelter
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 16-DEC-2021
LGA Prospect
State Heritage ID 26512
Heritage Number 28117
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
d - it is an outstanding representative of a particular class of place of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5204/868 D35462 A1,CT 5737/308 F109765 A100


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