42-44 McKillop Street, Geelong. Victoria

This pair of double storey semi-detached houses built in 1882 for Geelong builder John Charles Taylor of J.C. Taylor & Sons Pty Ltd and is attributed by City of Greater Geelong to architect Alexander Davidson1 is notable for its combination of stunning brick polychrome and iron lacework.

Terrace Houses: 42-44 McKillop Street, Geelong. Victoria

The prominent party wall protruding from the slate tile roof and the tall polychrome chimneys dominate the roofline, along with the double bracketed eaves give it a picturesque quality.

The party walls feature French classical columns framing a verandah which has a concave corrugated iron roof cleverly concealed.  The iron lacework is fine with a delicate frieze on each level  below which are brackets and cast iron corinthian columns.  A cast iron palisade fence completes the lacework picture.  Zigzag polychrome brick patterns surround the windows with the upper storey featuring large French windows and the lower storey featuring expansive flat arched windows and impressive door complete with transom and sidelights.

The terraces have heritage protection as part of the City of Greater Geelong’s heritage overlay HO162.[City of Greater Geelong Planning Scheme]

  1. Greater Geelong City
    conservation study HO1641

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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...