Maud Terrace: 43-47 Lisgar Street. Junee, New South Wales

Maud Terrace in Junee is one of those very rare examples of a rural terrace house.  Its development harks back to the days when Junee was a gold rush boomtown.   Junee is located betwen Wagga Wagga and Cootamundra on the main railway line between Sydney and Melbourne.  Gold was discovered in the 1860s and by the 1880s Junee was a very prosperous place.  Maud Terrace is just out of the centre of town and the row of four terraces built in 1886 would have been a speculative development.

Maud Terrace viewed from the south across Lisgar street

While modest by high Victorian era standards is a typical filligree terrace from the era but sadly in a sorry state.  The terrace has a simple central round parapet design hides the roof and is capped by an urn and flanked by corbels.  The facade is quite plain and the red brick is painted over and peeling.  A corrugated iron verandah has a decorative cast iron ballustrade but the party walls are absent of any decoration other than their blind archways.  While the original Victorian four panel doors remain, the windows have mostly been replaced by the modern aluminium variety.  It also looks as though new wide concrete subfloor vents have been added.  Terraces like these typically have very low sufloors which make them susceptible to mold and pest attack so providing ventilation is important to sustain the building’s foundations.

I’m not sure that this terrace is heritage listed but it should be, as rural examples like this are rare outside of major cities.

One Response to “Maud Terrace: 43-47 Lisgar Street. Junee, New South Wales”

  • South End:

    That’s incredible for a town that size. Would love to know of any more in the old gold rush towns.
    Great site BTW

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