2-6 Spring Street, Fitzroy. Melbourne, Victoria

This row of two storey terraces sits in a little side street just of Johnston Street in Fitzroy.  The context is most interesting, built right up to the property line and to the laneway of Harrison Place, as are the The curved out iron lacework balconies (missing on number 2 at the time the photo was taken). The narrow terraces have an italianate style similar to many in Sydney with small deck of parquetry floor tiles and a small cast iron fence with gate.

2-6 Spring Street, Fitzroy. Melbourne, Victoria

2-6 Spring Street, Fitzroy. Melbourne, Victoria

There are blind arches on the party walls (the end terrace is still left open) and the flat arched windows with keystones.  The party walls have some modest decoration including acanthus scroll corbels and patterns at the first, second level and cornice.  The roof is barely visible from the narrow laneway, so a parapet may have been deemed not necessary.  There is an iron lace fringe with brackets on the upper level.

I would imagine that given the style these terraces would date to around 1886.

The terraces are inside a City of Yarra planning scheme heritage overlay HO334 which covers the “South Fitzroy Precinct”.

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