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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”.
This row of twelve terrace homes that lines the Upfield railway line in suburban Coburg is not only one of the longest but one of the most northern Victorian terraced streetscapes in metropolitan Melbourne.
Marvellous Melbourne sprawled northward and eastward and several speculative developments centred along the extensive railway network featuring terrace houses. Many of the rows in the north and eastern suburbs were humble working class cottage houses just like these.