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Castlecrag after the Griffins.
This Sydney suburb is closely associated with Walter
Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin, but
there's also much to be seen that's the work of other architects
and builders. A group of Society members were led by heritage architect
Roy Lumby on a 'Castlecrag after the Griffins' tour.
The group walked along part of Edinburgh Road as well as some
interesting back streets and discovered houses by architects
such as Eric Nicholls and Peter Muller; and firms like Allen,
Jack & Cottier.
Eric Nicholls was an associate of Griffin's, and after
Griffin's death, went on to manage his practice under the
name Griffin & Nicholls. There are numerous fascinating
buildings by Nicholls in the area.
If you visit Castlecrag, don't miss St.
James' Anglican Church with its relief mural by stonemason
and sculptor Bim Hilder.
In the 1930s, Bim Hilder helped to construct The New Haven
Scenic Theatre as a community project. The theatre was
resurrected and redesigned in 1976, and you can visit its
(featuring a movie made by the Griffins themselves in
The Audette House, 265-267 Edinburgh Rd, was designed
by Peter Muller, and completed in 1953.
200 Edinburgh Rd was designed by the firm of Allen,
Jack & Cottier and built in around 1967.
37-143 Edinburgh Rd. Designed by Eric Nicholls for
Dr. Ronald Rivett. Built in the years 1954-55.
2 The Parapet.
St. James' Anglican church with relief mural by Bim
Hilder. See more pictures here.
Main picture: 215 Edinburgh Rd was designed by Eric Nicholls
in 1940, and built in 1942 for Stan Moriarty and his family.