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13-14 Grattan Street, Prahran. Melbourne, Victoria (demolished 2010)

At the time I took this photo of this pair of terraces in Prahran, a big display sign had just gone up for new apartments called “Nero Apartments”.  There were mattresses out the front and the obviously evicted tenants were moving their stuff out of the place.  Presumably this pair of single storey villas were to make way for another apartment box like the ones next door. It was sad to think of the Grattan Reserve being without these uniquely Melbourne polychromatic boom style terraces. 

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301-303 Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West. Melbourne, Victoria (demolished 2012)

This picture shows 301-303 Beaconsfield Parade, a dainty single storey row of three Edwardian terraces. At the time it was pictured is a real estate sign declaring “no heritage overlay”, situated in an area under the relentless pressure of bayside development. Edwardian terrace rows (longer than a semi detached pair) are quite rare in this part of Melbourne and in Melbourne as a whole. The row was partially demolished in 2012 after the sale of 301 severely compromising the architectural integrity of the row.

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Nestle Cottages: Dennington, Victoria (demolished 1987)

Nestle cottages was a very rare1 row of terraces built outside of Warrnambool and although it was added to the Historic Buildings Register in 19862, it was subsequently demolished on appeal by the developer – Nestle3.  The terrace was designed in England in 19104.

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  1. Victorian Heritage Council citation H0743
  2. Pg 250.  Hunters and collectors: the antiquarian imagination in Australia.  Tom Griffiths.  Cambridge University Press.  1996
  3. ibid
  4. ibid
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