96 McKean Street, Fitzroy North

This two storey terrace house was constructed in 1892 by Henry Rose, a builder. There is masonry arcading on the upper floor and arcading supported on Corinthian iron columns on the ground floor. At the dividing line there is a frieze with palmette motifs, a balustrade with square section balusters, square piers at the balcony level with debased ionic capitals and nail head moulding around the arch (a Norman motif). At both levels the arcade is followed by a label mould terminated with foliated crockets at either side consols with masks and balls surmount the side walls at the roof level. The eaves are exposed with no parapet above. The door has interesting glass in the side lights and side transom lights which appears to the opaque glass with painting of birds and flowers on the inside. The main transom light is gone. The main feature of this whole design is that the main roof extends out over the upper balcony and the eaves are exposed at the front. The arcade and frieze detailing is refined, and the front fence is intact.” (North Fitzroy Conservation Study, 1978). Glossary)

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