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248-252 Sloane Street. Goulburn, New South Wales

The first in our regional series on Goulburn in New South Wales, this impressive row of three impressive row of three consisting of two triple storey with attic and one single storey currently operates as the Alpine Heritage Motel. It was once a symmetrical arrangement of four terrace houses built in 1872 and modified in 1880. In 1893, the separate houses were conjoined to become a temperance hotel known as “Metropolitan Coffee Palace”1 and later “Stock’s Coffee Palace”.2 The terrace to the left was demolished at a later date and an attic level was added during conversion to accommodation in the 1990s.

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  1. Goulburn Herald.Friday 22 September 1893. pg2
  2. Alpine Heritage Hotel. About Us. Accessed 17/08/2014

Keady Hill Houses 554-556 Swanston Street, Carlton. Melbourne, Victoria

Like a number former terrace houses around inner Melbourne, this row of two former homes since 1995 has been used as a brothel1  (known as “Manhattan Terrace” and 556 formerly as “Club 556”).   The otherwise elegant Victorian Italianate pair were built in 1880 and unlike many used for similar purposes appears to be in remarkably good condition externally, with their elaborate detail and symmetry, including their parapet urn and balustrade largely intact (although the windows, doors and transoms have been modified).

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  1. VCAT Occupational and Business Regulation List – File No. 1999/073265

52-60 Argyle Place, Millers Point. Sydney, New South Wales

Although it has the outward appearance of the 1880s, this row of five Victorian era terraces is one of Sydney’s earliest, dating as far back as 1842. They were recently sold by NSW public housing for a handsome sum of money to private owners. The terraces were built by whaler Charles Grimes in the early 1840s and were depicted in artist Conrad Marten’s work in 1843. The row was completed sometime around 1848 and were originally modest shingle roofed cottages with single storey verandahs and originally had uninterrupted harbour views.1

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Albert Terrace: 204-218 Carrington Street, Adelaide. South Australia

Albert Terrace is one of the largest Victorian terraces ever built in Adelaide. The large graceful row of nine double storey terraced houses erected in 1880 is typical of the Adelaide style with its bluestone and cream render but features a high central Italianate parapet which breaks front more inkeeping with similar sized Melbourne terraces.

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Gladstone Terrace: 38-50 Melville Street, Dunedin. New Zealand

Another Kiwi terrace and again in Dunedin which is fortunately blessed with many buildings of this kind. Gladstone terrace was built in 1880 and marches down an incline with blade party walls along the exposed corrugated iron roofline  much like Australian terraces in Sydney.  Its single storey verandahs however have been unsympathetically built in.  The row is given a modern look which significantly detracts from its appeal and I’m not certain as to its original verandah decoration if any and whether it featured iron lacework at any stage.

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Granby: 11-15 Clifton Street, Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria

Granby is a row of three double storey terraces. The cartouche on the central parapet includes its name and date of construction – 1880. The terrace is typical of the kind built toward the top of the hill in Richmond in the early 1880s but with notable refinement of its verandah ornament.

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12 and 12A Western Beach Road, Geelong. Victoria

Commanding a sweeping elevated view over Corio Bay and foreshore cliffs near central Geelong, this pair has a great deal of history, having been altered several times since their first construction in 1854 as a single house built by Andrew and Elizabeth Martin, modified in 1880 by Charles Anderson and extended by his widow, Sarah, in 1895 to become two terrace houses.

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