262 Bulwara Road Ultimo

262 Bulwara Road Ultimo

House history

Question: This old house looks as if it may have once been a shop. How do I find out? 

Answer: Sydney has many homes that were built as something else, especially as shops, workshops or factories. Today buildings that were once schools or churches are housing. Old houses are sometimes now offices, factories now schools, and so on. A home does not always have a house history. But this one did.  

In brief

  • The locality
  • European invasion
  • History of the Harris family
  • Ownership of the land changes hands
  • 20th Century developments
  • How this history was found
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Last updated: Monday, 20 April 2015