Barwon Mill Cottages. 42-52 Lower Paper Mills Road. Fyansford, Geelong. Victoria
This row of six single storey double fronted workers cottages was built between 1878 and 1879 in local bluestone and designed by Joseph Watts as part of the historic Barwon Paper Mill Victorian era industrial complex and a rare example of British model company housing ensuring that it has the highest heritage protection being on the Victorian Heritage Register (H0743)1, National Trust Register2 and part of a City of Greater Geelong heritage overlay HO2083.
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Terrace Houses: 42-44 McKillop Street, Geelong. Victoria
This pair of double storey semi-detached houses is notable for its combination of stunning brick polychrome and iron lacework.
The prominent party wall protruding from the slate tile roof and the tall polychrome chimneys dominate the roofline, along with the double bracketed eaves give it a picturesque quality.
The party walls feature French classical columns framing a verandah which has a concave corrugated iron roof cleverly concealed. The iron lacework is fine with a delicate frieze on each level below which are brackets and cast iron corinthian columns. A cast iron palisade fence completes the lacework picture. Zigzag polychrome brick patterns surround the windows with the upper storey featuring large French windows and the lower storey featuring expansive flat arched windows and impressive door complete with transom and sidelights . Read more... (177 words, 2 images)
Terrace Houses: 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. Read more... (230 words, 2 images)
Austin Terraces: 8-12 Mundy Street. South Geelong, Victoria
Austin Terraces are part of the Austin Hall complex and are situated directly opposite South Geelong railway station. The 1886 terraces are of historic importance to Geelong, having been built by the philanthropist Elizabeth Austin a wealthy pastoralist who built the complex on Yarra Street for needy elderly women. There are two rows of six identical terraces flanking the clocktower complex designed by Joseph Watts. Read more... (204 words, 2 images)