Norwood, Perth?, Western Australia
|Title:||Norwood, Perth?, Western Australia|
|Series/Report no.:||77 photographs of land in Western Australia, c. 1890-1902.|
Photograph of a two storeyed brick house with a veranda and possibly an extra room in the roof. The roof is tiled and the ridges are emphasised by being capped with terra cotta crestings. The house features extensive use of decorative wooden fretwork trim around the gable, under the roof line and on and under the verandah. There is also a wooden finial on the gable. The house is an example of the Queen Anne architectural style which was especially popular in Perth between 1895 and 1910. This image is one of six similar pictures of houses with names written on them. Three of the house names: Norwood, Clyde and Kadina are also those of ships that brought people to Western Australia in the nineteenth century. All houses have the same type of fence and appear to be new. It may be that they are sample houses that the Intercolonial Investment and Land Building Company staff displayed to prospective buyers of house designs.
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