Bernard and Kate Smith were founding members of The Glebe Society, and were prominent in campaigns in the early 1970s to retain the fabric of the Glebe Estate, and to stop a freeway through the suburb.
They wrote The Architectural Character of Glebe, published in 1973, and made widely known the notion of a new architectural style – FEDERATION – which flourished around the turn of the 20th century.
To honour Bernard’s memory the City of Sydney has approved the naming of a lane off St John’s Road as Bernard Lane. The lane runs along the back of 50-58 Broughton Street.
Join the Glebe Society celebration and official naming of BERNARD LANE
on Sunday 22 September, 2013
from 2 – 3pm
Smith family members will reminiscence about Bernard and Kate’s time in Glebe, and Glebe historian, Max Solling, will speak about their resident activism.