Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Spotlight on Queens Terrace

Nott St, Port Melbourne

Queens Terrace forms an identical pair of terraces with Jubilee Terrace. They were built in 1887 for agent Alexander Gunn and named in honour of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's accession. 

Both Queens Terrace and Jubilee Terrace comprise an intact continuous single storey group of seven. Each terrace has an ununsual central pedimental motif containing the terrace name. 

Together, they provide the best example of single storey terrace housing in Port Melbourne, according to the Port Melbourne Conservation Study prepared by Jacob Lewis Vines in July 1979

This picture was taken in the afternoon after the solstice.

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