Friday, 22 February 2008
Victorian Domestic Architecture: Gladstone and Wentworth, 1886
134/36 Forest Rd, Arncliffe
Built in 1886, original builder unknown. Pair of Victorian semis. Rendered brick, cast iron lace featuring angels.
Arncliffe is a working class suburb in the inner south of Sydney, approx 10 kms (12 minutes by train) from central Sydney. It's never going to make a list of Sydney's most fashionable suburbs (though it was once - 150 years ago!) It's where I've lived for the past 22 years, and I love it, so I want to share some of its quirky bits, history, and, yes, beautiful parts, with whoever is interested.