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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.
“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.
The terrace has a visible corrugated iron roof with prominent party walls and pairs of chimneys shared between pairs of houses evident along the roofline. The cornice is plain but with simple eaves brackets.
The terrace is set on a steep grade and is elevated off the street with staircases leading up towards the lower section.