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Byrne Terrace: Wickham Terrace, Brisbane (demolished)

Byrne Terrace was a row of five double storey terraces on Wickham Terrace in Brisbane. It was completed in 1886 by developer George Byrne, just before the subdivision act which effectively stopped further terrace development, this row of houses overlooked the growing city and its river.  Byrne terrace was built for the wealthy and was occupied by businessmen, doctors and medical professionals some of who used the houses as consulting rooms.

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Petrie Mansions: 242-246 Petrie Terrace. Brisbane, Queensland

Petrie Mansions, a row of three double storey terrace houses is possibly Brisbane’s finest Victorian terraced row that remains (partly) residential as one of the houses is privately owned. The Petrie Estate land sale began in 1883 and the majority of the terraces along Petrie Terrace were completed just before the Undue Subdivision of Land Prevention Act 1885 came into full effect, this row was originally known as “Illawarra”.  As a result this fairly intact row of terraces is extremely rare in Brisbane and it is one of just a couple in the entire city.  Many of the terraces built at the time used the sub-tropical Queenslander style hipped corrugated iron roof and Petrie Mansions was no exception.

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Cook Terrace: 249 Coronation Drive, Milton. Brisbane, Queensland

Cook Terrace is a landmark along the Brisbane River at Coronation Drive.  It is a three storey row of six Victorian buildings dating back to 1888-1889. Currently used as offices as part of a prominent business park, this terrace has had a long and interesting history.

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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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