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Subiaco is probably best known for its cricket and Australian rules stadium, though just around the corner are some excellent examples of terraced housing. Built in 1904, this row of eight Italianate style terrace homes presents as two rows of four homes and is significant on a number of accounts. Firstly it is a rare architectural bearer of the emblem of the black swan, a symbol of Western
Australia (formerly the Swan River colony) which appears on the two centre pediments of each row. It is not known where the name originated.1 The row also features a rare cast iron balustrade panel and is a late follower of a style made popular in the eastern states during the Victorian era.
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Launceston is blessed with a wide variety of terrace styles. Wellington Terrace, a row of five homes exhibits a particularly rare variation with its prominent double storey loggia, a terrace style more common in places such as Drummond Street Carlton or East Melbourne. Architecturally it makes a striking statement with minimal ornament, apart from its rythmic row of arches, Italianate balustrade, pilasters and cornice treatment. The loggia and verandah dating to 1911 is likely an addition to the front of an earlier Victorian era terrace given that other architectural features including windows, doors and their mouldings appear to date to the late 1870s to mid 1880s. Another striking feature is its central narrow arched carriageway topped by its pediment name plate which bears its name ‘Wellington Terrace’.