Bowen Terrace: 3-25 Bathurst Road. Orange, New South Wales.

Bowen Terrace is one of the longest double storey rows you’ll find in Australia but what is unusual is its location, situated in a regional city.  Built in 1876 for Henry Thomas Bowen1 to the design of architect John Hale2, it is also a fine row of houses architecturally with its long uninterrupted hipped roofspan (except for its elegantly placed chimneys), central parapet and open grille cast iron columns.

Most of the few attached homes in Orange are located close to the railway station and this impressive row is no exception. A 1972 renovation, almost a century after its construction resulted in the mostly white paint scheme seen today and unfortunately the modification of all the interiors.

Still, Bowen Terrace is a terrace with national significance protected at a state and local level.

Bowen Terrace 3-25 Bathurst Road. Orange New South Wales

Bowen Terrace 3-25 Bathurst Road. Orange New South Wales

Parapet detail Bowen Terrace Orange NSW

Parapet detail Bowen Terrace Orange NSW

References

  1. Australian Heritage Database record 904
  2. Heritage Council NSW

One Response to “Bowen Terrace: 3-25 Bathurst Road. Orange, New South Wales.”

  • C Canich:

    Bowen Terrace, Bathurst Rd, Orange, NSW
    The Terrace was painted mission brown with white trims previously to the current white scheme. It was mission brown and white when my brother lived there in 1996. (So I thnk that would probably have been the 1972 renovation.) The current white external colour scheme is post 1996 sometime.

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