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This row of three Queen Anne style Edwardian terraces now has the same street address and have been divided into several units. It consists of two symmetrical terraces built right up to the street and a third set back concertina style with a variation in decoration. The main feature of each house, constructed of “blood and bone” red brick and render is the central half timbered gable projecting from the hipped terracotta tile capped roof.
Granite Terrace (pictured here in 1958 a hundred years after its construction in 1858) is one of those buildings for which I wish I had a time machine to plead with developers not to demolish. Armed with the knowledge of what was there before it is a painful experience to see what is there today. Granite Terrace, a three storey Regency style terrace flanked another famous Melbourne terrace completed the same year – Royal Terrace. The facade of Granite Terrace was, as the name suggests, made of load bearing granite, in fact a light variety of the stone, however side walls were of bluestone. The terrace had quite an interesting history. It was built by Henry Miller, M.L.C. known as “Money Miller” and the stone was quarried from his quarries at Mill Park near Morang1 and the architects were Robertson & Hale2.
Barcelona terrace is a row of seven terraced homes in Fitzroy built in 1881, one of few residential projects of notable Melbourne builders Cockram & Co 1 . The terrace forms part of a fine Victorian streetscape in Brunswick Street. Barcelona Terrace has all the hallmarks of a boom style Melbourne terrace, built on bluestone foundations. Barcelona Terrace features a large central round pediment on the mid terrace parapet which includes the naming of the terrace, and extends evenly with a long balustrade and cornice.
- Builders of Melbourne – The Cockrams and their contemporaries 1853-1972. Mary Turner Shaw. Cypress Books Melbourne, 1972 ↩