Terminus (Enmore Road, corner of Stanmore Road), circa 1908
F Class tram flanked by imposing Victorian buildings. The building on
the right has unusual bowed iron lace. Close inspection shows no fewer
than three barber shops. The verandahs shaded the fronts of the buildings
and the verandah posts added a feeling of security to the footpaths, a
feature lost when verandah posts were discouraged by council regulations.
A series of incidents where cars crashing into verandah posts brought
down verandahs led to the removal of these structures to the subsequent
detriment of our pedestrial realm. Fortunately they are now, more and
more, being reintroduced.
was named after Enmore House, a grand 1830s mansion designed by the noted
architect John Verge for Captain Sylvester Brown, a former officer of
the East India Company. It was apparently located just to the right of
this view but was demolished in the 1880s. Captain Brown's son, Thomas
Alexander Browne, aka Rolf Boldrewood, who wrote the classic Australian
novel Robbery Under Arms, spent part of his boyhood at Enmore House.