Melbournia Terrace is situated in 1-13 Drummond Street Carlton, an inner city suburb. It is a National Trust classified terrace of seven houses in a key position in Drummond Street, corner of Victoria Street. They are presently private houses and interesting as one of the known works of Norman Hitchcock.
Norman Hitchcock a Victorian architect, had established a reputation in Melbourne for his distinctive use of decorative details in speculative terrace housing in the suburbs of Carlton and Parkville. Caught up in the collapse of the Melbourne housing market and financial "crash", Hitchcock was declared insolvent in May 1891.4 Hitchcock was later listed in partnership with O N Nicholson in Melbourne, but then disappeared from sight, until he turned up practising architecture in Western Australia, where he specialised in the design of small speculative housing, particularly in the Fremantle area. For many years he lived in Hubble Street, East Fremantle. Hitchcock's work is notable for his repeated use of distinctive design and decorative details that makes his architecture easy to identify.
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