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11-63 Hackett Street, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales

Hackett Street is a narrow lane which runs for just two blocks.  One side of the block between Pier Street and Macarthur Street is completely lined in terrace houses.  Pictured is actually three identical rows of nine double storey working class terraces.

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430-444 Wattle Street, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales

These sandstone terraces probably date back to the early 1860s, probably when new buildng codes were introduced for high party walls.  The row of eight houses are quite Georgian in their layout, even though they feature the Victorian cast iron lacework (albeit restrained) including balustrade, brackets and short fringe on the upper level and brackets (some missing) and palisade fences at ground level.

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Rochester Terrace 320-334 Jones Street, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales (demolished 1919)

Known as Rochester Terrace, this row of eight terrace houses built in 1879 and fronting Jones Street was typical of the rows of working class terraces homes built in Ultimo during late 1800s.  Erected before new building codes were introduced, it’s long gable corrugated iron roof is notably without projecting party walls and only changes pitch slightly on the verandah balconies.  Built in brick on a sandstone base it featured plain chimneys and party walls, iron lacework fringe, brackets and balcony and a wooden picket fence. (City of Sydney Archives, CRS 51/752)

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286-340 Bulwara Road, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales

The unbroken row of narrow terrace houses that graces the northern side of Bulwara Road in Ultimo with a total of twenty eight double storey terrace houses has to be one of the longest and best preserved rows in the country.  While Paddington has rows on two sides of the street facing each other, this one is hard to beat for sheer length.

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