We are pleased to advise that historic Segenhoe Flats (c1937) at 50 Wolfe St, Newcastle has been listed on the State Heritage Register (SHR no: 2038) The item was listed due to its heritage significance to the people
The building is early Inter War Art Deco building, designed by Emil Sodersten, one of Australia’s first generation of modern architects. The block of flats is historically important in Newcastle, demonstrating the changing attitudes to housing in the 1930s, moving to a dense, high-rise apartment living.
The building has significant architectural merit thanks architect Emil Lawerance Sodersten (F.R.A.I.A) who some regard as the greatest architect of the Australian Art Deco style in NSW. Architectural styles include Australian Art Deco, Functionalist and Modern.
We acknowledge and congratulate all involved in this listing of Segenhoe Flats to the SHR.
Many thanks to David Hoffman, Senior Heritage Operations Officer at Heritage NSW for his guidance and support.
The details of the item, including the statement of significance, can be viewed on the SHR via the Heritage NSW website at:https://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/search-for-heritage/.
letter to HLH about SHR listing HERE