Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Rocks, terrace houses

These heritage listed terrace houses are located along Cumberland Street at The Rocks. These four terraces, built in 1890 in the Victorian architectural style, are typical examples of terraces built in this area at that time. They continued to be used as residences to the late 1970s but became derelict for a number of years until they were restored in 1996.

20 comments:

  1. So what are they used for now, houseing or offices? They look outof palce with the skyscrapers behind.

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    1. I believe they are used for housing again now. There's nothing to indicate that they are used for anything commercial.

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  2. Bill,

    nooooo the skyscrapers are out of place :)
    I love the terraces!

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  3. Wow, what a great piece of architecture! It surely has stood the test of time.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  4. I am wondering about the word "Science" top left! Is that a clue? Delightful terraces!

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    1. That is painted on the back of a building known as Science House.

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  5. Quite the building and great shot ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

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  6. Beautiful old building. I love when these places are restored to their former glory.

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  7. What a great structure. It definitely needed the terraces. Here, we would call them balconies.

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  8. Really pretty. Nice that they were restored.

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  9. aaah terraces, gorgeous building from the outside but very dark and damp inside
    Bridget #13

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  10. Lovely structure. I love the wrought iron railings.

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  11. it almost looks like something from new orleans with the iron terraces!

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  12. I was going to say the same thing as Tanya did above. I like the wrought iron work. It's nice that this building has been preserved.

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  13. Back in 1890 they certainly put more craftsmanship into their work - they are wonderful.

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