The Islander Domain: History on offer

HOUSE OF THE WEEK

  • 18 Franklin St, Kingscote
  • Auction: Friday, August 8 at 12pm
  • BEDROOMS: 0
  • BATHROOMS: 1
  • CAR SPACES: 5
  • AGENT: Cliff Hawkins Pty Ltd
  • CONTACT: Paul Gibson on 8553 2346
  • INSPECT: By appointment

On offer is a property steeped in local history.

The original owner of the property in 1884 was Edward Dauncey Chapman, whose name is perpetuated in two of Kingscote's main thoroughfares.

Upon Chapman's death, the property passed to George Hicks and then Arthur Daw, who in 1908 offered the land to the South Australian Government for the erection of a school.

The building was completed in 1910 and became Kingscote's first permanent school, and another street is named after the school's first principal, Herbert Rofe.

The school eventually closed in 1945, before finally being sold in 1960 to the Boy Scouts Association.

The original school building is of sandstone and redbrick construction, occupying a hall with timber floor and high ceiling, together with a later addition of kitchen and storage facilities.

The property occupies 3723-square metres and is zoned for residential purposes.

Whist the school building is on the local heritage register, the property would ideally suit residential redevelopment, subject to council consent.