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Another Kiwi terrace and again in Dunedin which is fortunately blessed with many buildings of this kind. Gladstone terrace was built in 1880 and marches down an incline with blade party walls along the exposed corrugated iron roofline much like Australian terraces in Sydney. Its single storey verandahs however have been unsympathetically built in. The row is given a modern look which significantly detracts from its appeal and I’m not certain as to its original verandah decoration if any and whether it featured iron lacework at any stage.
Botanic Chambers is an an addition to Adelaide’s historic Botanic Hotel designed by architect McMullen and built between 1876 and 1877 to mirror the style of the hotel which also extends toward East Terrace.
Barcelona terrace is a row of seven terraced homes in Fitzroy built in 1881, one of few residential projects of notable Melbourne builders Cockram & Co 1 . The terrace forms part of a fine Victorian streetscape in Brunswick Street. Barcelona Terrace has all the hallmarks of a boom style Melbourne terrace, built on bluestone foundations. Barcelona Terrace features a large central round pediment on the mid terrace parapet which includes the naming of the terrace, and extends evenly with a long balustrade and cornice.
- Builders of Melbourne – The Cockrams and their contemporaries 1853-1972. Mary Turner Shaw. Cypress Books Melbourne, 1972 ↩