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Specimen Cottage: 178-180 Hargreaves Street. Bendigo, Victoria

Specimen Cottage, the oldest terrace house in Bendigo is also reputed to be the oldest house and possibly oldest buildings in the city.  The row of two sandstone ashlar cottages was built in two stages.  The first single storey double fronted cottage was erected in 1856 by local stonemason James Brierley.  The name and date are enscribed in stone above the doorway.  In 1861 he extended it with a matching double storey cottage.

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Newington: 152-154 Barnard Street, Bendigo. Victoria

Newington is one of the most spectacular rows of terraces along Bendigo’s much celebrated Barnard Street heritage precinct.  Overlooking the Queen Elizabeth Oval, this row of two double storey terraces dates back to the early 1870s and was built for James Brierley.  Brierley was originally a local stonemason who was responsible for several of Bendigo’s oldest buildings.

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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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