136 St. Paul Street

1½ storey, (cleaned) red-brick, Victorian house with front bay-window, original fenestration and glass, buff-brick trim and fine gingerbread at gable eaves (c. 1880 – see also no. 128).

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Description – House has buff-brick plinth over local-stone foundation, with raised, buff-brick quoins separated by one course of red bricks. Load-bearing masonry is of hand-made brick, with headers every sixth course. Hip-roofed verandah has thin wooden posts built off deck, and rising to scrolled brackets at eaves and extended braces at beam, the latter with punctured, fan-type motif. Five-panel front door, within fully panelled recess, has glazed, round-headed upper panes and is set below segmental-arched, patterned-glass, transom window. Window to LH side is original, segmental-headed, 2/2 with wooden sill. Projecting, buff-brick voussoirs above drop at jambs to stepped corbels. At second floor above, small, single-pane casement (behind metal storm) is tucked under roof eaves. Projecting, gabled wing at RH side has ground-floor bay window with fenestration and arches as elsewhere, and double, buff-brick course below wooden moulding at eaves. Second floor above has pair of 2/2 windows, with decorative buff-brick lozenge above having geometrical lobes at corners. Gable has deep wooden fascia adjacent masonry, and beaded soffit boards. Fine gingerbread comprises simple swags with flower-type cusps between, and flat pendant finial at apex, with star above. Roof is clad in black asphalt shingles, chimney-stump remains at north ridge and tiny, rebuilt stack is at ridge over south-wall gable.

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