Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The A to Z of 2205: Firmstone Gardens

Named after Mr H.A. Firmstone, the Mascot real estate agent who owned the land and subdivided it. (Source: The origins of the street names of the municipality of Rockdale, compiled by R.W. Rathbone, 1990)

Firmstone Gardens runs off West Botany Street. Its most distinctive feature is the large Riverine Park.

I once went to a protest meeting in Riverine Park - protesting against development. This would have been in the early 2000s

Older 1940s and 50s style red-brick houses are being replaced by larger, more modern rendered ones.

Beautiful example of red-brick suburban style, with roses along the fence line.

Meandering front fence

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there

Just wanted to say I've just found your blog and am fascinated to read/look at all you have documented on Arncliffe.

My husband and I recently moved into the area and we're loving it - its just hard to find information on, as we're looking.

Thanks again and keep up the blogging!