Original post 17 October 2019 10,12 and 14 #PowlettStreet, #EastMelbourne, 1886, and all named after English counties, where of course most Melburnians came from in the 19thC. Three #terracehouses all the same in a row but oddly with a space between them rather than an actual row with shared #partywalls. Most terrace houses were #buildtorent, … Continue reading Thinking of ‘home’, Devon, Exeter and (something), East Melbourne
Original post 17 October 2019 It really is rather splendid, and I quite like the #brightyellow, it’s a bit #RegencyStyle, though it’s 1870, #CharlesWebbArchitect. It went to this from a more stone colour at some point around 2010, not sure, but years after the internal restoration by @lovellchen in 2002-4. It really stands out. The … Continue reading Royal Arcade, Charles Webb, 1870, restored 2004 (but not exactly)
Original post 17 July 2020 Time for my annual pilgrimage to see Finn Barr, in Cecil Street, #SouthMelbourne in winter, this time with my wide angle. Here’s what I said in 2017: Built in 1885 for a local doctor who obviously wanted to make a statement! A #terracehouse with a facade and tower worthy of … Continue reading Finn Barr, South Melbourne, 1885
In #HopeStreet #Brunswick, there’s this ! A #retorthouse, built for the #BrunswickGasWorks in 1891. This was the building in which the coke (a type of coal) was heated to produce the gas that went on to fire up steer lights, and maybe stoves too. One of only 2 left in Victoria, the other a much … Continue reading Brunswick Gas Works, 1891
Great 1880s #parapet/s, those deep holes defining the #scrolls are a signature of #NormanHitchcock, who would normally make the whole thing far more elaborate, so might be him, might not. #SydneyRoadBrunswick.
I once saw a photo spread of the gorgeous interiors of this house, lots of rare original painted #stencil #friezes, and elaborate plasterwork, which is #TudorStyle, like the outside. Built in 1883, it was designed by #JohnBeswicke, one of the best things he did, and most unusual, nobody was doing Tudor in the 1880s when … Continue reading Tudor style house called Tudor House by John Beswicke 1883
#StJudesCarlton, one if the earliest #LombardicRomanesque (actually #GothicRevival) #polychromebrick designs by #JosephReedArchitect. It was a great statement by the Anglican community in the 1860s (built 1866-1870), though they didn’t have enough to finish the tower. The parish have just redone all the #tuckpointing and they’re going to build a new entrance at the back end, … Continue reading St Jude’s, Carlton