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Alfred Terrace: 37-47 Kent Street, Millers Point. Sydney, New South Wales

Alfred Terrace (or Alfred’s Terrace) is a row of six double storey (with additional basement level) Georgian style sandstone block terraces forming part of a very intact early Victorian streetscape on Sydney’s Kent Street. Alfred’s Terrace was built between 1868 and 1870 for Sir George Wigram Allen prominent Sydney solicitor and politician.1

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  1. pg 178 CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES Housing NSW Properties Millers Point VOLUME TWO Final Draft October 2004

Pembroke Terrace: 91-101 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills. Sydney, New South Wales

Pembroke Terrace is a row of six Georgian style sandstone terraced houses was built around 1860 and were among the first wave of terraced housing in Surry Hills. Originally part of a row of 21 houses completed in 1871 most of which has since been demolished, clear photographs of the terrace soon after its completion are some of the best preserved images of the nature of early speculative development in Sydney1 2, even illustrate the use of cast iron bootscrapers and early rainwater systems and attracted a mix of middle class and working class occupants.3

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  1. Pg 6. Terrace Houses in Australia. Howells, T & Morris, C. Sydney, 1999
  2. Pg 40. Identifying Australian Architecture. Apperly, R. Irving, R. Reynolds, P. Sydney 1994
  3. Pg 28. The Australian Terrace House. Turner, B. Sydney, 1995

Harris Terrace: 80 George Street. Brisbane, Queensland

Harris Terrace is one of Brisbane’s rare terraces.  Built in 1867 by local businessman George Harris who named the terraces for himself and designed by J & G Cowlishaw, Harris Terrace was aimed at providing accommodation for the Brisbane bourgeoisie.   It was renamed “Harris Court” following the common nomenclature for prestige flats in the 1920s, however the name and date on the central parapet plaque remains.

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