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2-4 Sir John Young Crescent, Woolloomooloo. Sydney, New South Wales

This most unusual row of three storey terraces is in a prominent but in the most unfortunate position.  Set on arguably Sydney’s busiest junction, wedged between the Eastern distributor, entrance to the Cross City Tunnel Northbound and Cahill Expressway and the overpass of the Bondi railway line (which presumably cuts through what may have been an extended streetscape at some stage).  It is extremely difficult to photograph !

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Bland Terrace: 14-32 Bland Street. Woolloomooloo. Sydney, New South Wales

Bland Terrace takes its name from the street it is on, Bland, and is exactly that.  The row of 10 double storey late Edwardian (depression era) terraces are a little plain and nondescript, saved for its wooden and corrugated iron awnings and balconies and the horizontal bands of black bricks and cornice which define the facades.

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3-9 Crown Street Woolloomooloo. Sydney, New South Wales (demolished 1980s)

This row of very tall triple storey terraces was a sad loss to Sydney, though fortunately others like it still do remain in the inner suburbs. (Image courtesy of City of Sydney Archives, CRS 000275)

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12-24 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo. Sydney, New South Wales

This row of six narrow terrace houses on a busy corner is interesting because it exemplifies some attributes which aren’t seen anywhere else in Australia.  The balcony verandah which cantilevers over the sidewalk is a typical of many early Sydney terraced houses emerging from the Georgian to Victorian styles.  The end terrace addresses the intersection of the main roads with an angled faceted facade which adds a significant picturesque effect.

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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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