Victorian Terrace Houses - Ballarat
Along Victoria Street, the main road leading from the Ballarat Highway into the provincial Victorian city of Ballarat, there stand eight original Victorian terraced cottages, still all in a row, unaltered by the changing face of the city around them. They have seen through the Gold Rush, property boom and busts, drought and flood, and to this day they stand as strong as ever.
Each cottage is small, and is built of red brick. Some have been painted, whilst others remain as they were originally. All share a cenral wall with its nighbour, a communal roof of slate tiles and shared chimneys - each featuring two flues per cottage, allowing four fires in each house. Each one is symmetrical, with a central front door flanked by a sash window to either side. Each cottage also has a corrugated iron bull-nosed verandah with ornate cast iron lacework. They all have their own cottage gardens in front; some with picket fences as they might have done when they were first built, whilst others have hedges or brick walls.