35 Rowe Street, Fitzroy North

“This house was constructed together with number 37 for Elizabeth Hurst in 1881. It is a polychrome house with a typical asymmetrical polygonal bay, but with (at the opposite end) an unusual second storey of one room which may be a later addition. It is in a composition too heavy to be picturesque. One of the chimneys has intact decorative chimney pots and is of an extended height to project higher than the tower. The front verandah has been removed and the iron palisade fence completely altered. The interior has been modernised. This house is of local significance … ?.” The review also notes that John A Brook was the occupant in 1881, the brick house had 7 rooms and that it was not possible to detect when the tower addition occurred. (North Fitzroy Conservation Study 1978)

Google images- November 2020

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