Traralgon: 212-216 Williams Road. Toorak. Melbourne, Victoria
Part of the 1890s Bush Inn Estate, this row of three brown bricked terraces is rich in Mannerist style high victorian decoration with the mid terrace featuring a high parapet comprised of triangular and round shell patterned pediments and patterned corbels. The name of the terrace “Traralgon” is emblazoned on the parapet and obviously inspired by the Victorian town in the Latrobe Valley founded around 30 years prior. 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).
I’m not certain of the date of Traralgon, but given the style I’d hazard a guess of somewhere around 1889-1892.
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