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581 Canning Street

This is one in a row of 4 two-storey Victorian terraces including a shop on the corner. The row of matching terraces was built in 1890 and feature a pediment to the parapet with decorative brackets, arcaded verandahs to the ground floor and polychrome brickwork. The buildings were designed by James Clarke and built by Donald McDonald. The property is contributory in the Carlton North Precinct HO326

The proposed work for funding involved paint removal to the ground floor under verandah elevation and re-pointing of the ground floor facade. There was evidence that the brickwork was originally tuckpointed and the aim was to match the adjacent property to the left where tuckpointing had already been reinstated.

In April 2021, the VHRF Committee of Management agreed to offer a grant of $7,500 towards the paint removal and re-pointing.

The paint removal and tuckpointing works have greatly improved the contribution this terrace makes to the row of terraces and enhances its appearance in the streetscape.