62 Bennett Street, Fitzroy North

“This polychrome brick house, built in 1888 for Thomas Joyson, is of interest for its decorative projecting entrance porch. This porch consists of cast iron columns with spiral shafts broken at mid heigh by two horizontal bands; a decorative cast iron frieze and brackets, a row of dentillation, and an elaborate tympanum of cast iron decoration. The arched windows to the projecting bay are highlighted by the striped voussoir and cement hood moulds following the arch line. There are intact pressed metal blind hoods to the windows. The roof is of diamond pattern slate. The chimneys are intact. Internally there are some original finishes surviving including a very elaborate cornice to the front room.North Fitzroy Conservation Study 1978 (Glossary)

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