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Pembroke Terrace: 91-101 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills. Sydney, New South Wales

Pembroke Terrace is a row of six Georgian style sandstone terraced houses was built around 1860 and were among the first wave of terraced housing in Surry Hills. Originally part of a row of 21 houses completed in 1871 most of which has since been demolished, clear photographs of the terrace soon after its completion are some of the best preserved images of the nature of early speculative development in Sydney1 2, even illustrate the use of cast iron bootscrapers and early rainwater systems and attracted a mix of middle class and working class occupants.3

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  1. Pg 6. Terrace Houses in Australia. Howells, T & Morris, C. Sydney, 1999
  2. Pg 40. Identifying Australian Architecture. Apperly, R. Irving, R. Reynolds, P. Sydney 1994
  3. Pg 28. The Australian Terrace House. Turner, B. Sydney, 1995

12-18 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills. Sydney, New South Wales

Shown here are some Surry Hills working class terraces which are build right up to the property line and march up a subtly sloping inner city street. Their facades are bare with the exception of the ledges with their little brackets and the mouldings designed to throw rain off the double hung windows and the unsympathetically harsh but necessary security grilles on the doors and windows.

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197-201 Albion Street, Surry Hills. Sydney, New South Wales

This double storey row of six early Sydney terrace houses, built between 1845 and 1847, is part of the St Michaels Church Group. (Photo by: Sardaka licenced under (CC-SA))

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Recent Discussion
  • 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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