Postwar cast iron hatefulness in Richmond

A photo from c1960 of the #castironlace #verandah being removed from Hillside, a grand #melbourneterrace thousands pass every day on #HoddleStreetRichmond, when it was being converted to a ladies hostel (and it’s still operating as #HillsideCourt). Possibly the most famous place where the verandah is obviously missing. The photo is from ‘Victorian Heritage – Ornamental Cast Iron In Architecture’, by noted neurologist #EGraemeRobertson, who in his 50s in the 50s helped create the @nationaltrustvic and then went on to publish 9 books on #ornamentalcastiron, which of course we have a lot of in Melb – and in fact all over Australia, much much more than anywhere else, im looking at you New Orleans, take that ! Admittedly theirs are better known, more delicate and more concentrated.

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