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Melbourne Wrought Iron Lace and balustrade manufacturer Chatterton Lacework discussess the presence of lacework in Melbourne,Sydney and Adelaide

An architectural feature that distinguishes Melbourne from all other cities in the world is iron lace.

In the inner suburbs, where rows of conjoined terrace houses line the streets, cast-iron filigree is the signature decoration and Melbourne displays more of it than Paris, New Orleans,Sydney and Adelaide

In the post-gold rush era, when Melbourne was entering a housing boom, it was a London trend that kept builders and stonemasons on overtime for decades.

It was also, according to architectural historians, about reminiscence. ”Ironwork was a remembrance” of the cities that the largely immigrant population had so recently left behind.

Written by Gary Chatterton