Clarendon Terrace - 208-212 Clarendon Street. EAST MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Clarendon Terrace: 208-212 Clarendon Street, EAST MELBOURNE

Clarendon Terrace

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Building Profile

Name : Clarendon Terrace

Location

Address: 208-212 Clarendon Street
City: EAST MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3002


Construction Details

Built: 1856 - 1857
Original use: Residential (Terrace)
Current use: Residential (Terrace)

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Academic Classical style

Notable features

Clarendon Terrace is three two-storey houses constructed in the Victorian Free Classical style. The main feature of the building which is of blue stone and rubble wall construction with a cement rendered facade is its central giant order portico with Corinthian columns. The building also has elaborate fenestration and stucco detailing. The site also contains the former stables and a cast iron palisade fence facing Clarendon Street.Clarendon Terrace is of architectural and aesthetic importance as one of Melbournes grandest terraces and an important work of the architect Osgood Pritchard. The Victorian Free Classical style composition with the giant order Corinthian portico is rare in Victoria. There are very few giant order residences in Australia and it is therefore of outstanding architectural importance.

Clarendon Terrace is an early example of a grand Melbourne terrace. Construction commenced in 1857 so that it pre-dates the large bulk of terrace housing in the inner suburbs of Melbourne

History

Architect: Osgood Pritchard




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