The Tempe House, only 5 minutes from the heart of Arncliffe is a mysterious grand house in the St George area that once housed nuns, called the sisters of the good samaritan order. A beautiful historic house, endless amounts of beautiful plants, greenery, plants, birds, and a chapel, surrounded by apartment buildings, the Cooks River, and close by to the Wolli Creek train station. Learn information about Arncliffe, NSW
The house was built in the 1830s by Alexander Brodie Spark, a Sydney businessman, and designed by John Verge who was an architect. The estate built by Alexander was called the ‘Tempe’, holding significant historical and architectural importance; the area to this day contains original stonework, pathways, and vegetation areas. Discover facts about Best 5 Parks in Arncliffe
The Tempe house has been constructed from traditional bearing walls, timber floors, and framing, this house is considered a heritage building and a great piece of history in Sydney. The renowned philanthropist Caroline Chisolm, who appears on the Australian five-dollar note leased out the house in 1863 and ran educational services for young ladies. Moving ahead in time to 1990 saw the Tempe house a permanent historic establishment and conservation, including the house, temple, and gardens. The building remains Tempe house is open to the public four times a year by volunteer works, the entry is free and a great activity for those who enjoy a part of history.