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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. As such, houses like these are quite rare in Melbourne. It features a corrugated iron roof with chimneys at its apex set back. A key feature of the terraces is the front gable with its decorative bargeboards and tall turned wood finial. Load bearing brick party walls frame each house and project to the property line.
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.