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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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  1. Victorian Heritage Database H0743
  2. National Trust file B3361
  3. City of Greater Geelong Planning Scheme 47ho

42-44 McKillop Street, Geelong. Victoria

This pair of double storey semi-detached houses built in 1882 for Geelong builder John Charles Taylor of J.C. Taylor & Sons Pty Ltd and is attributed by City of Greater Geelong to architect Alexander Davidson1 is notable for its combination of stunning brick polychrome and iron lacework.

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  1. Greater Geelong City
    conservation study HO1641

8 Swanston Street, Geelong. Victoria

I chose to post this freestanding terrace out of sheer sympathy as much as anything.  Extremely difficult to date, but presumably originally Victorian, this terrace has been bastardised beyond belief at some stage in its history – most probably the late 1950s.  The effect of this renovation gone wrong of the original facade has all but rendered this terrace house unrecognisable from what it once was.  The “tinning” comes complete with aluminium sliding windows, security fly screens and besser wall.

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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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Wellwood Terrace: 82-92 Gheringhap Street, Geelong. Victoria

“Wellwood Terrace” is Geelong’s largest terrace.  A row of six two storey terrace houses in the CBD it was build in 1887 as a row of four by J Wellwood and believed to be the work of Joseph Watts and later extended.

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Austin Terraces: 21 Carr 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.

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  • ANNETTE: My family lived in 102 Victoria St for many years. I was born into this home and it housed my family of 7....
  • admin: Many thanks for pointing out the error Ian ! Should be fixed now.
  • Gutter Cleaning: I actually cleaned the gutters on that old building once. Shame to see such an beautiful building...
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