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Glebe, like Paddington is one of those areas where you can almost get lost in the uniformity of the long stretches of double storey terraces. Burton Street, set near the railway line, while not possessing many homes of great individual character is typically Sydney, but refreshingly different in its Victorian era charm with its narrow rising aspect and hodge podge of double and single storey terraces and styles. The longest row in the street is this unnamed row of five, erected in 1881.
Maitland is one of those regional heritage cities that definitely punches above its weight when it comes to terraces. The city has some good examples of both double and single storey terrace housing that have their own regional variation and flavour. This row of four terraces in Catherine Street is particularly interesting for its detail and polychrome brickwork and refined use of ironwork verandah decoration.
This vestigal pair of Victorian terraces marches up Weynton Street to Piper Lane wedged between a large blocks of 50s walk up flats and a Victorian villa. This pair stands out in the northern part of Annandale which is best known for its “Witches Houses”. Nearby terraces are mostly freestanding terraces and single storey cottages.
This row of four unnamed terraces in Sydney’s Chippendale adjacent to the Shannon Hotel (built in 1912) is difficult to date and not on any official heritage list. WIth a subdued Georgian appearance with plain sills, stringline corniced parapet typical of 1860s industrial housing of nearby Ultimo, it has some turn of the century trims such as the terracotta chimneys, four panel windows and doors.
Set high in Pyrmont’s hills, this is one of two long and similarly designed but distinct rows of single storey cottages, like its neighbours, this row of nine is notable for its polychrome treatment and Queen Anne inspired gable design. Built in the late 1890s, sometime after 1897, the homes first appear in council rate books around 1901.1 The entire row was owned by J E Kin and let at £35.2
While Bourke Street in Redfern and Darlinghurst is more known for terrace housing busy Bourke Street in Waterloo is mostly industrial. There is however a small section of late 19th Century workers cottages along the street in Waterloo with a handful of double storey houses. This house is one of the northernmost of this stretch, with industrial buildings directly to the north. The most suprising thing about this house is that it has been modernised really recently (within the last few years) with the fine patterned iron lacework removed completely in favour of horizontal timber slats.
This row of six double storey Italianate terraces enscribed “Premier Terrace” (centre parapet), fronts Wentworth Park along the busy but tree lined Wentworth Road in Sydney’s Glebe between Mitchell Street and Park Lane and is serviced by Mitchell Lane.
The style is typical of the Italianate terraces of the late 1870s and early 1880s but more akin to the majority of Melbourne’s terraces. The origin of the name, along with the exact age, architect and builder as though this row is part of the Glebe Conservation area, it is not specifically mentioned in any heritage studies.