Rochester Terrace 320-334 Jones Street, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales (demolished 1919)

Known as Rochester Terrace, this row of eight terrace houses built in 1879 and fronting Jones Street was typical of the rows of working class terraces homes built in Ultimo during late 1800s.  Erected before new building codes were introduced, it’s long gable corrugated iron roof is notably without projecting party walls and only changes pitch slightly on the verandah balconies.  Built in brick on a sandstone base it featured plain chimneys and party walls, iron lacework fringe, brackets and balcony and a wooden picket fence. (City of Sydney Archives, CRS 51/752)

Rochester Terrace, 320-334 Jones St in 1919. (City of Sydney Archives, CRS 51/752)

Rochester Terrace, 320-334 Jones St in 1919. (used with permission. City of Sydney Archives, CRS 51/752)

Rochester Terrace slipped into history when it was demolished in 1919 and replaced by a wool store which was itself later demolished. Today the site is a small inner city park known as Fig Lane Park.1

References

  1. http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/AboutSydney/HistoryAndArchives/SydneyHistory/ParksHistory/FigLanePark.asp

2 Responses to “Rochester Terrace 320-334 Jones Street, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales (demolished 1919)”

  • Felix:

    There is a reason why buildings like these are demolished. They are a massive blight on our cities. This is not Europe FFS. Get a life.

  • David:

    These buildings are beautiful links to our past, it is only by knowing where we have come from, will we know where we are going and this is most evident in our unique architecture. Is is a pity to lose these links.

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