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Gentrification of terraces has come so far in Australia that it is sometimes easy to forget that just a couple of decades ago most were the forgotten and neglected homes of the working classes. However this is still very much true in pockets of Sydney and to a lesser extent Melbourne where terraces remain low cost rentals bordering on ghettos and slums. Here is a notorious such one known as the “Louis Street row”.
The three storey terrace at 87 Pitt Street (with what appears to be a small fourth storey attic later added) is right in the centre of an eastern Redfern area which is being increasingly gentrified. Pitt Street features a long row of two storey terraces culminating in this end terrace at the corner of Redfern Street. (Photo by: J Bar licenced under (CC-SA))