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View showing the right side of Saxon Street
(which was an extension added togive access to the new housingsubdivision from Oakley Avenue),looking towards the DaventryStreet shops. Most of Lower Wa-terview is dominated by statehouses built in the 1940s and1950s.
Photograph taken 2006.
 
The Daventry Street Shops(below)
as viewed from SaxonStreet (right side).From the 1950s-1970s, this groupof shops (originally 4-6 shopsranging from a butcher's shop, adiary, a green grocer's, a station-ery shop and a Post Office. Later it had a hairdressing salon andeven in the 1960s a tiler's shop)was a thriving commercial centre.It slowly declined during the 1980sand finally closed down in the1990s.
Photograph taken 2006.
 
No. 34 Daventry Street
 is a good example of a simple1940s state house. It was sold in1954 to its original tenants, Mr.E.G. Carter, a former soldier andsalesman. They still reside there.
Photograph taken 2006.
 
No. 63 Daventry Street.
 This stucco over brick single storeydwelling is typical of the statehouses built on the Oakley ParkEstate Housing subdivision in the1940s and 1950s. Built in 1944 for Henry Alexander Hefferen, aFrench polisher, this building is inexcellent condition. Note the roundporthole window adds variety tothis other wise standard design.
Photograph taken 2006 
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Great North Road (West Side)
View of the WaterviewStraight, Great North Road,Waterview
 Near the State Highway 16 in-terchange leading to the NWMotorway. Note the suburb/houses to the right and OakleyCreek Walkway and cycle lanesto left.
Photograph courtesy Of J.Munk 2006 
 
Waterview State Highway 16Interchange
 On ramps beneath Point Cheva-lier and onto North-Western Mo-torway (heading towards thecity). To left (just visible) is thecycle over-bridge and the startof the cycle lane along the mo-torway heading towards PatikiRoad.
Photograph courtesy J. Munk 2006.
 
Great North Road (west side)
 Looking towards the WaterviewDiary and Alford Street fromnear the corner of Oakley Ave-nue, showing the newly wid-ened Great North Road. Photo-graph taken mid-1990s.
Photograph courtesy A.R.Dragicevich and family.
 
Intersection of Great North Road(west side) and Herdman Street
 (left side)showing the 1940s style statehouses near the corner and next toWaterview Primary School.
Photograph taken 2006.
 
 
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View of the Great NorthRoad
(west side)Looking from Fir Street to-wards the corner of AlverstonStreet.
Photograph taken 2006.
 
View of Great North Road
 (western side)looking up the Waterviewhill towards AlverstonStreet.
Photograph taken 2006 
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Looking up Great NorthRoad, past Fir Street to-wards Fairlands Avenue(western side)
.Note how the WaterviewMethodist Church dominatesthe surrounding landscape atthis point and the row of tall fir trees (after which the streetderives its name).
Photograph taken 2006.
 
Corner of Alford Street(left side) and GreatNorth Road (west)
 Showing the residence D.Blows, customs agent(No.1487) on corner (builtc.1938) and JonathanTarver, Taxi driver (No.1491, built 1939), obscuredby truck.
Photograph taken 2006.
 

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