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Residence, Glenelg
Title : Residence, Glenelg Residence, Glenelg
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Creator : Sweet, Samuel White, photographer
Date of creation : ca. 1880
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 20.5 cm x 15.5 cm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Mrs. A. Thomas\' residence - \'Oriental\' at 16 South Esplanade, Glenelg. (The address would have been Albert Terrace at the time this photograph was taken.)

Mrs. A. Thomas' residence, 'Oriental' on South Esplande Glenelg. This house has three levels of lace work: the ground and first floor balconies are trimmed and balustraded with it, and the roof carries a small parapet of lace around the flag pole.

Victorian architecture is recognized by the use of decorative cast-iron lace and ornamentation. Iron lace was introduced to Australia in the 1840s and became a popular choice on both public and domestic buildings, most notably on verandahs.

Adelaide, by virtue of the date of its colonisation was developing and being built during the cast iron lace era. Much of Australia's cast iron was produced locally, with the designs being imported from England. The three primary foundries producing cast iron in Adelaide were The 'Sun' Foundry, Fulton's Foundry and Metters' Foundry.

Related names :

Wrought-iron -- South Australia

Cast-iron -- South Australia

Coverage year : 1880
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Glenelg
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Robertson, E. Graeme, Cast iron decoration: a world survey, Melbourne: Thames and Hudson Australia, 1977
Robertson, E. Graeme, Adelaide lace, Adelaide: Rigby, 1973
Stewart & Harley, Decorative cast iron, [Kent Town, S. Aust.] Axiom, c1995
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