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57-69 Spensely Street, Clifton Hill. Melbourne, Victoria

The Clifton Hill estate was developed in the 1870s and with its own railway station opening in 1888 quickly sprouted a number of boom terrace rows.  This row of seven (including corner shop) erected the same year in the Queen Anne style and is one of the most consistent and richly decorated in suburban Melbourne. They were developed by T Smith for Charles Abbott in 18881

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  1. Collingwood Heritage Study Review 1996

Gladstone Terrace: 38-50 Melville Street, Dunedin. New Zealand

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.

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Drummond Terrace: 93-105 Drummond Street, Carlton. Melbourne, Victoria

Drummond Terrace (built 1890-1891 to the design of Walter Scott Law) is the longest and largest three storey terrace row in Melbourne in one of Carlton’s most terraced wide streets.  The row of seven triple storey terraces features long rendered loggia of round arches and balustrades, notably deviating from the popular filligree style of the period. A central free classical pediment and blind porthole marks the mid terrace, while interesting false chimney motifs mark the mid point of each individual terrace in the row.

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Botanic Chambers: 301-307 North Terrace, Adelaide. South Australia

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.

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Barcelona Terrace: 27-37 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Melbourne, Victoria

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.

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  1. Builders of Melbourne – The Cockrams and their contemporaries 1853-1972. Mary Turner Shaw. Cypress Books Melbourne, 1972
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  • Lesley Poker: Built in 1874. Originally built by a John Watson ( very wealthy) who built the one next door for his...
  • Anne: Thanks for your comment. We own one of these terraces and would be interested in any info you have.
  • Kate Van Dyck: Love this photo. One off my GG Grandfather’s lived in No 21 and died at that address. So...
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