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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)
Byrne’s Arcade Terrace at 318-326 Victoria Street is a row of five two storey terrace houses built in 1879 by Robert Byrne, a local Richmond shopkeeper. The name “Byrne’s Arcade Terrace” is written in the central signage on the parapet.