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Proposed shop and dwelling for Pengelley and Knabe
Title : Proposed shop and dwelling for Pengelley and Knabe Proposed shop and dwelling for Pengelley and Knabe
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Source : Jackman Gooden Architects, BRG 238/1/130
Date of creation : 1885
Format : Architectural drawing
Dimensions : 650x980
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Proposed premises for Pengelley and Knabe, funeral directors, Rundle Street. Following familiar European patterns, much of the inner city streetscapes of the 19th century consisted of small shops and offices with dwellings above. Small business people frequently began by living above their businesses, moving to detached homes in the city's housing areas or suburbs as finances improved.

This design was undertaken by English and Soward architects and the building was contracted to William Rogers.

Pengelley and Knabe now function from Greenhill Road, Glenside.

Most housing in Adelaide in the 19th and 20th centuries typically consisted of low-density, single-storey, detached dwellings. Adelaide lacks the areas of terrace housing that characterise inner Sydney and Melbourne, probably because the price of land in Adelaide in the nineteenth century was substantially lower than in the eastern capitals.

However, a typical Adelaide terrace house contained only four to eight double storey houses. It was built singly, and they were widely distributed throughout the city's built up areas. Occasionally, a small terrace of attached houses would be built along the main shopping street of an inner suburb. These usually incorporated ground floor shops with dwellings above such as the drawing above.

Related names :

Undertakers and undertaking -- South Australia

Coverage year : 1885
Place : Rundle Street (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
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