17 Delbridge Street, Fitzroy North

“This two storey house was constructed in 1890 for Mark Allen, a photographer. It has an arcaded front with the gable running out over the balcony level and the parapet at the front lone. It is possibly the best example of this type in North Fitzroy, although the present paint colours are not appropriate. The most distinctive feature of the house is the frieze band of tiles surmounting the upper arcade. The parapet, supported on a dentillated cornice, consists of an interlocking balustrade, square name plate framed by large scrolls and balls. The composition is pleasing and the arcading at both levels is finely detailed.” (North Fitzroy Conservation Study 1978). (Glossary)

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