Institute, 1886, Salisbury Street
Erected in three stages, this example of Victorian Italianate
building contained a reading room, billiard room, and library.. .to
encourage men out of pubs and into books and " billiards. It seems
the tactic didn't work for very long! The structure features Flemish
gables, lintels, sills and concrete quoins. When additions were
made, the red Uralla brickwork was matched almost perfectly where
the two facades join. Now a private residence featuring a delightful
garden all the way down to the creek.
|"Gartshore" mc.l885, 18 Salisbury Street
style, with high gables, dormer windows, and decorative barge
boards. The entrance verandah is decorated with cast iron frieze,
brackets, columns and palisters. The cedar front door features the
original bell and knobs, and is framed with unique stained glass
sidelights. The house was built of baltic pine by Mr Ford for Mr
David McNeal, who died just before his imposing home was completed.
So you'll have to admire the unfortunate man's home on his behalf.