Tenterfield in Clive, New South Wales, Australia
Historic Stannum House
Built in 1888 “Stannum” Latin for tin, hence the owner, Mr. John Holmes Reid made the first of his fortune in tin mining.
Stannum is a Victorian-Italiante villa, triple brick, double airflow system with granite foundations sitting on solid granite rock insuring no movement. The exterior has been rendered to give a stone type appearance.
Marble fireplaces throughout, cedar galore, and artwork fit for a palace. Stannum is 3 stories high, with fourth level tower and roof garden. Once thought to be the first government house when Tenterfield was considered for the capital.
John Holmes Reid had 3 terms as mayor of Tenterfield and contributed a great deal towards the towns water and electricity supplies. He also contributed to hospitals, meat works and butter factory, and to the agricultural production in the area.
John Holmes Reid together with John Moffat • Mining Magnates (tin, silver, etc.), at Emmaville, Irvine Bank, Wolfram Camp, Mount Molly Smelters, the Griffith Mine, Koorboora (tin), Loudown Battery, Great Northern Tin Mine Herberton (1906), Glen Smelting Companys tin at Tent Hill (1900), extensive mining interests in QLD and NSW.
Historic Stannum – 2nd of June, 2003
Officially opened after 6 years
Owners and restorers of Stannum – Kirk Jensen and Peter Gelhaar
Location. 29° 3.626′ S, 152° 1.064′ E. Marker is in Tenterfield, New South Wales, in Clive. Marker is on Rouse Street just from Clive Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 Rouse Street, Tenterfield, New South Wales 2372, Australia.
Also see . . . About Historic Stannum - Stannumhouse.com. The house is described as the perfect time capsule. It is a 3 storey triple brick and stucco building with front bay windows and cast iron veranda and balcony decoration. The four panel front door has side and fan lights and the splendid vestibule has an archway supported by Corinthian columns. (Submitted on December 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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