Uralla Literary 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

Gothic 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.