The buildings have historic associations with original local grant holders and their descendants. Thomas Weedon developed and ran the Spread Eagle, later the Sailors Return Hotel, and it was inherited by Jane Oatley (née Weedon) and operated by her family.
Speculator Michael Gannon and his descendants are associated with the development of 61-65 Harrington Street (and the terraces opposite at 42-52 Harrington Street) built by Henry Dobson.
It appears neither Weedon or Gannon lived on the site. 61-65 Harrington Street is a mid-Victorian terrace, built c.1870, of three houses of two storeys raised from the road on a stone wall. The brickwork has been painted. The group forms a complement to Nos 42-52 Harrington Street, almost directly opposite, with the same flattened arch decoration above the windows and doors. The window pattern varies in each house, twelve pane double hung being the most common. The steeply pitched roof is covered with corrugated iron.