Can you solve the mystery of this Kiama house?

The rear of the building - photo taken from Manning Street.
The rear of the building - photo taken from Manning Street.

The Kiama and District Historical Society is seeking information from the public with regards to an unoccupied house off Manning Street, Kiama.

The house at the rear of the Westpac Bank, can also be seen from the Anglican Church yard. It has become more visible with the recent clearing of the adjacent Telstra site in preparation for its redevelopment.

The house has no known street address.

Historical Society president Sue Eggins said she had known the house was there for several years but had been unable to uncover much information about it -  when it was built and who has lived there.

“In more recent times it’s understood to have been used by Telstra employees but we have been unable to find out any more about it,’’ Ms Eggins said

Ms Eggins said the house came onto the Society’s radar again as part of an upcoming exhibition of Kiama’s domestic architecture.

A Closer Look: Lost and Found Treasures of Kiama will feature current and historic photos of some of Kiama’s most familiar homes, along with information about the homes including previous occupants and when the house was built.

The exhibition will be staged at the Old Kiama Fire Station October 20 – 25.

The project, which was the recipient of a Kiama Municipal Council Cultural Grant, is auspiced under the Kiama Historical Society and is ongoing.

Anyone with any information about the white house at the rear of the Westpac Bank, or for more information about the historic homes project can contact project coordinator Miggs Bodie at imob28@bigpond.com

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