37 Wentworth Street, Glebe. Sydney, New South Wales

This row of five terraced homes in Sydney’s Glebe shares the same address and appears tall due to the basement level, making them triple storey houses.

Photo by Michael Gardner. All rights reserved. Used with permission

Terrace Houses: 37 Wentworth Street, Glebe. Sydney, NSW

The terraces are typical of Sydney terraces from the 1870s and 1880s with party walls projecting on the slate tiled roof with tall rendered chimneys at their apex.  The mouldings and details are Italianate in style with a prominent feature being the bullnosed verandah with its alternating coloured bands of corrugated iron.  Iron lacework appears as a delicate fringe with a pendant at the midpoint and brackets on either side as well as a balcony balustrade with repeated panels of cast iron pattern.  The party walls also bullnose and undulate to follow the form of the terrace and feature decorative corbels.  The windows feature Italianate styled flat arched decorative mouldings and the party walls feature blind arches unfortunately obscured by excessive use of sun shades on the verandahs.

This row is part of the Glebe Estate and provided with heritage protection although without an individual listing.

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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...
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