Enmore is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Enmore is located 5 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of Marrickville Council. The postcode is 2042.
Enmore was named after Enmore House, built in 1835 by Captain Sylvester Browne, a master mariner with the British East India Company
. Browne named his house after the West Indian estate of a business associate, the head of James Cavan & Co, which in turn took its name from the London
suburb. Browne's son wrote several Australian classics, including Robbery Under Arms
, under the name of Rolf Boldrewood
Enmore House was the home of the Josephson family from 1842 to its demolition in 1883. After his death his son Joshua Frey Josephson lived there until 1883. Joshua Frey Josephson had four sons and nine daughters from three marriages. One son, Joshua Percy Josephson was Mayor of Marrickville in 1901. Five streets are named after five daughters - Clara, Laura, Marian, Pearl and Sarah.
The house at 75 London Street is listed on the Register of the National Estate. It was built circa 1900 and stands out as a notable example of the Federation Queen Anne style, with elaborate Art Nouveau elements.
Enmore is primarily residential, although there is a commercial strip along Enmore Road, which turns off the more famous King Street
The suburb is home to the Design Campus of the Sydney Institute
, on the site of the former Enmore Boys High School.
- The Enmore Theatre is a renowned live music and comedy venue.
- The Sly Fox, a lesbian/mixed pub. Both Enmore and Newtown have a significant gay and lesbian population.
- Enmore is also a focus for goth subculture in Sydney, with related speciality stores. Enmore Road hosts the annual ' Under the Blue Moon' goth festival.
- The Enmore Spiritualist Church is located at 2 London Street and has regular spiritualist gatherings and psychic development classes.