Traralgon: 214-218 Williams Road, Toorak. Melbourne, Victoria

Part of the 1890s Bush Inn Estate, this row of three brown bricked terraces bears the name “Traralgon” on the central parapet, obviously inspired by the Victorian town in the Latrobe Valley founded around 30 years prior. The impressive row is rich in Mannerist style high Victorian decoration.  

Traralgon: 212-216 Williams Road.  Toorak, Victoria

Traralgon: 212-216 Williams Road. Toorak. Melbourne, Victoria

The mid terrace featuring a high parapet comprised of triangular and round shell patterned pediments and patterned corbels.  The verandahs feature thick round and flat arched windows and leadlights rich in cast iron filigree with rounded corner brackets and central pendants as well as a richly detailed fence.  Even the blind arches have keystones for added effect.

Traralgon is included in the City of Stonnington’s heritage overlay (HO155).1

I’m not certain of the date of Traralgon, but given the style I’d hazard a guess of somewhere around 1889-1892.

  1. City of Stonnington Planning Scheme

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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...
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