3-9 Crown Street Woolloomooloo. Sydney, New South Wales (demolished 1980s)

This row of very tall triple storey terraces was a sad loss to Sydney, though fortunately others like it still do remain in the inner suburbs. (Image courtesy of City of Sydney Archives, CRS 000275)

3-9 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo (used with permission. City of Sydney Archives, CRS 000275) Image courtesy of City of Sydney Archives, CRS 000275

Terrace Houses: 3-9 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo

The 1880s terrace was of a typical Sydney style, a double storey verandah, an upper storey with quite plain treatment and a parapetless high pitched roof with prominent chimneys and protruding party walls.  There were two sets of windows per house and the upper windows had elegant moulded sashes and ledged sills.  Elevated from street level, a flight of steps led to the ground floor which also had windows and doors with elegant Italianate style sashes.    The corrugated iron roof of the verandah curved out in concave fashion and the party walls featured some decoration in the form of acanthus scrolls.  The iron lacework on the verandah of each house was split in two by solid cast iron columns with cast iron lace brackets, fringes and upper storey balustrade.

The terrace was demolished in the early 1980s.  During my last visit the site was vacant and part of an the expansion plans for the Harbour City Hotel next door (the building pictured right).

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  • Lesley Poker: Built in 1874. Originally built by a John Watson ( very wealthy) who built the one next door for his...
  • Anne: Thanks for your comment. We own one of these terraces and would be interested in any info you have.
  • Kate Van Dyck: Love this photo. One off my GG Grandfather’s lived in No 21 and died at that address. So...