‘Heritage’ is the tangible evidence of our history, the things we want to keep, not only for our own enjoyment and education but also for future generations.
Glebe’s urban townscape, built up over a century and a half, has been officially recognised for its significant historic and architectural merit. However, it is not the individual buildings, precious as they are, which really matter: it is the coherent and relatively intact streetscapes which tell us so much about how people lived their lives in the 19thC.
Our built history represents just one facet of the broader social history of Glebe. We all need to understand what we have in order to value and conserve it.