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Ardmore, Perth?, Western Australia

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CollectionsIntercolonial Investment, Land & Building Company Limited
Date created: 1890s
Description: 
Photograph of a symmetrical single storey brick house with a veranda that extends the full width of the front and two gables with semi-circular excisions.The roof is tiled and the ridges are emphasised by being capped with terra cotta crestings. The house features an arch shape over the entrance, finials on the roof and decorative wooden fretwork trim and corner pieces under the veranda and at the top of the veranda posts. 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.
Location: Perth?, Western Australia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/172
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/172
Other Identifiers: K3963

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