|Also known as||Claremont Terrace, later Mary Terrace||Source: West Melbourne Heritage Review 2016|
|Style||Victorian : 1840-1890|
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Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
What is significant?
The Crown Grantee for this land and a King Street grocer, Alexander McIntosh, applied to build this row of five five-room brick houses over three stages extending from 1868 to 1870.
The row took the name Claremont Terrace, later Mary Terrace. Alexander died wealthy in 1884.
William McCarthy was a later owner of the row and lived with wife Margaret in number 4 until his death in 1901.
A `Gentleman’ at his death, his last will was signed with his mark, an `X’, indicative of the self-made entrepreneurs in the Melbourne early area.
Typically the other houses were leased out.
Contributory elements include:
• one storey parapeted stuccoed cottage row of five, distinguished by the sweep in the parapet line with change of level;
• simple cemented cornice moulds, brackets;
• face brick side and rear walls, gabled dividing walls expressed above the roof;
• pitched roof behind the parapet clad with corrugated iron, with cemented and corniced chimneys also early white terra-cotta pots;
• concave roof front verandah with panelled cast-iron serpentine frieze and brackets;
• double-hung sash windows;
• four-panel entry door and toplight; and
• contribution to valuable Victorian-era streetscape.
Publicly visible side wall rendered.
source: West Melbourne Heritage Review 2016.
Context and Streetscape
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