Bland Terrace: 14-32 Bland Street. Woolloomooloo. Sydney, New South Wales

Bland Terrace takes its name from the street it is on, Bland, and is exactly that.  The row of 10 double storey late Edwardian (depression era) terraces are a little plain and nondescript, saved for its wooden and corrugated iron awnings and balconies and the horizontal bands of black bricks and cornice which define the facades.

Bland Terrace: 14-32 Bland Street.  Woolloomooloo, New South Wales

Bland Terrace: 14-32 Bland Street. Woolloomooloo, New South Wales

Realising this, obviously some of the owners of the lower numbered Bland Terraces have painted them in not-so-bland colours to match the colourful atmosphere of Woolloomooloo.  The terrace is marked in the middle by the signage and at either end by a slightly higher parapet.  Behind Bland Terrace is Nicholson Place, another 10 which are very similar except that their balcony woodwork is a slightly different style.  Sydney Tower (Centrepoint) makes an interesting backdrop.  The street itself may have been named for Sydney convict Dr William Bland.

14-32 Bland Street.  Woolloomooloo

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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...