Posts Tagged ‘1889’
Shakspeare Terrace (an obvious if curious mispelling of the famous Shakespeare) is a row of eight double storey Victorian Italianate terraces positioned as one of the most visible in Melbourne commanding a prime position between the Punt Road Oval (and iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground) and Richmond railway station, it is also one of the most sadly neglected terraces in Melbourne.
We’re attempting to correct an imbalance thusfar on this site against Newcastle, a fantastic city that is home to some of Australia’s most interesting terrace housing, with this row of four that caught the eye of our own Michael Gardner. Named Strathearn and erected in the inner suburb of Cooks Hill in 1889 it displays some of the regional variations that make Newcastle terraces so interesting.
Some 14 kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, close to Surrey Hills railway station can be found this rare and grand freestanding double storey terrace house named “Surreyford”.
This terrace was erected in 1889, a year after the railway to Lilydale was duplicated and it is one of a number of homes of this era built nearby although they are mostly single storey villas.
The Mansions is a Brisbane landmark. The huge row of six three storey terraces were built in 1889 to the design of G.H.M Addison and is a rare example of the American Romanesque style being applied to a row of terraced homes.
The building features some unique characteristics, including cat gargoyles on the corners of the parapet which is a balustrade. The long limestone loggia are a substitute to the iron lacework typical of Australian terraces. Classical columns prop up the arcades and triangular pediments mark the entrances. There are other italianate features including the Palladian motifs on the upper windows over triangular pediments. Bays culminate in an attic level features an interesting asymmetric faceted bay design with a corrugated iron roof, cast iron finial crests and brick chimneys.