are several R
esidential Precincts within Mont Albert, as part of
Mont Albert Residential Precinct
Black's Estate Residential Precinct
Mont Albert Shopping Centre Residential Precinct
Churchill St Residential Precinct
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Residential Heritage Precincts in Mont Albert
The Mont Albert Residential Precinct is of considerable aesthetic and historic
Aesthetically, the precinct contains a large number
of substantially intact houses dating from the Victorian, Edwardian
and inter-War periods.
The historically important remnant
Victorian Houses are complemented by a large number of Edwardian and Inter-War houses exhibiting a range of interesting stylistic
Most of the houses display a particularly high level of intactness. Historically, the precinct represents
the three major phases of development of the Mont Albert area.
precinct also has historical associations with Matthew Davies’ Freehold and Investment Banking Company, important nineteenth
century property speculators.
of the precinct
The blocks are generally very large, with relatively
The housing stock in the precinct dates predominantly
from the nineteenth century and the first three decades of the twentieth century.
There are a small number of houses dating from the original Windsor Park subdivision (1883) on the west side of Wolseley
Street. These are mostly single storey symmetrical block-fronted
timber villas with corrugated iron hipped roofs and iron verandahs.
The Edwardian houses in the precinct date from the subdivisions
of 1906 and 1907, and are generally large, asymmetrically-planned villas.
Most are red brick, with common decoration including
carved timber verandah friezes and turned timber posts, half-timbered gable-ends, decorative window hoods, terracotta ridge
capping and chimney pots, and towers.
To the north of the railway line a wide range of inter-War
styles is represented. There are several large bungalow style residences in Zetland Road. Also represented is the English
Domestic Revival style particularly in High Street.
A number of the streets within the precinct, including
Trafalgar Street and Victoria Crescent, have mature exotic street planting. Elsewhere in the street, planting is less prominent.
Many houses have traditionally planted private gardens,
some with hedges.
There are bluestone kerbs and gutters in Marlborough
and Gordon Streets.