Black 4-Ring binder that includes research about, and an assessment of buildings previously graded B in the City of Kew Urban Conservation Study 1988 by Pru Sanderson Design Pty Ltd. The files were created by the heritage architect Graeme Butler and the paper files include maps, correspondence, title searches, readings, reviews of prior classifications, newspaper and journal articles, directories etc for each property assessed.
The Kew Urban Conservation Study was commissioned by the City of Kew, and submitted by Pru Sanderson Design Pty Ltd in 1988. The Study was in a number of volumes and made recommendations about the 'significance' of built structures and places in Kew. In addition to those buildings nominated as Grade A Structures, Sanderson also nominated Grade B and Grade C Structures. Six years later, the City of Kew was amalgamated into the City of Boroondara. The new City, which encompassed Kew as well as Ashburton, Camberwell, Canterbury, Hawthorn and Surrey Hills was later to commission further conservation studies from a range of heritage consultants including Graeme Butler, who sumbmitted his own reviews of Grade B Structures in 1999. Butler's study was itself followed by evaluations of Grade B Structures by Lovell Chen (2007-9). In undertaking each of these heritage studies, consultants undertook a preliminary literature search as well as conducting new research about these buildings and places. To date , apart from the completed Reports for the City of Borondara, the research data on which these Reports were made has not been publically available. Hence, the donation of these research files that supported the evaluations in Graeme Butler's 1999 review provides important data for researchers.
Buildings researched in Volume 1 include: 6 A'Beckett Street, 15 Adeney Avenue, 83-85 Barkers Road, 231 Barkers Road, 311 Barkers Road, 387 Barkers Road, 389 Barkers Road, 35-37 Belford Road, 5 Bowen Street, 1205 Burke Road, 1223 Burke Road, 1291 Burke Road, 4 Cameron Court, 46 Clyde Street, 135-137 Cotham Road, 161 Cotham Road, 167 Cotham Road, 171 Cotham Road, 180 Cotham Road, 193 Cotham Road, 208 Cotham Road, 221-229 Cotham Road, 241 Cotham Road, 294 Cotham Road, 340 Cotham Road, 2 Daniel Place, 2 Daracomb Avenue, 1 Denmark Street, 8 Denmark Street, 167 Derby Street, 23 Dunlop Avenue, 5-7 Edgecombe Street, 21-23 Edgecombe Street, 25-27 Edgecombe Street, 9 Eglinton Street, 48 Foley Street, 6 Gellibrand Street, 53 Harp Road, 6 High Street, 35 High Street, 69 High Street, 73 High Street, 12 Holroyd Street, 26 Holroyd Street, 2 Howard Street, 10 Howard Street, 19 Howard Street, 20 Howard Street, 24 Howard Street, 7 Hume Street, 9 Hume Street, 2 John Street, 24 Lister Avenue, 25 Mary Street, 4 Merrion Grove, 8 Milfay Avenue, 24 Milfay Avenue, 24 Miller Grove, 26 Miller Grove, 28 Miller Grove, 82 Molesworth Street, 27 Princess Street, 16 Queen Street, 11 Redmond Street, 21 Redmond Street, 34 Rowland Street, 2 Second Avenue, 3 Second Avenue, 11 Second Avenue, 36 Stawell Street, 12 Stevenson Street, 34 Stevenson Street, 71 Stevenson Street, 21 Stoke Avenue, 13 Studley Avenue, 25 Studley Park Road, 44 Studley Park Road, 75 Studley Park Road, 89 Studley Park Road, 12 Tara Avenue, 14 Vista Avenue, 51 Walpole Street, 52 Walpole Street, 63 Walpole Street, 83 Walpole Street, 84 Walpole Street, 118 Walpole Street, 11 Wellington Street, 25 Wellington Street, 33 Wills Street, 8 Yarra Street, 20 Yarra Street.
While final heritage reports are frequently made available by the authorities, institutions or organisations that commission them, these reports, developed by heritage consultants, include information based on extensive research that may or may not be footnoted in the research. The Butler papers provide an important, and increasingly significant body of heritage research relating to Kew.