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Shakspeare Terrace: 329-343 Punt Road. Richmond, Victoria

Shakspeare Terrace (an obvious if curious mispelling of the famous Shakespeare) is a row of eight double storey Victorian Italianate terraces positioned as one of the most visible in Melbourne commanding a prime position between the Punt Road Oval (and iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground) and Richmond railway station, it is also one of the most sadly neglected terraces in Melbourne.

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Hillside: 155-159 Hoddle Street, Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria

Hillside is a terrace I’ve been fascinated with for many years.  Occupying a commanding position setback high atop Richmond Hill on busy Hoddle Street, this tall double storey row of three Italianate terrace houses has been without its double storey verandah for so long I wonder if anyone remembers what the original looked like.  Nevertheless, its architecture reveals many interesting and typically Melbourne features.

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2-4 Regent Street, Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria

This pair of narrow working class cottages are situated near the Victoria Street railway bridge and are distinctive due to their rustic gothic style. The style was mildly popular in the 1860s but seldom used in terrace houses in Victoria.

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Granby: 11-15 Clifton Street, Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria

Granby is a row of three double storey terraces. The cartouche on the central parapet includes its name and date of construction – 1880. The terrace is typical of the kind built toward the top of the hill in Richmond in the early 1880s but with notable refinement of its verandah ornament.

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12-24 Waltham Place, Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria

The group of seven modest double storey working class terraces was built in 1890 to the design of H.M. Parlett on land beside the former Bedggood shoe factory in a narrow poorly planned street typical of those in the Richmond Hill area.  It is actually two rows separated by a very narrow lane and slightly stepped up the hill from one another, a row of four and the higher row of three.

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Byrne’s Arcade Terrace: 318-326 Victoria Street, Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria

Byrne’s Arcade Terrace at 318-326 Victoria Street is a row of five two storey terrace houses built in 1879 by Robert Byrne, a local Richmond shopkeeper.  The name “Byrne’s Arcade Terrace” is written in the central signage on the parapet. 

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