The origins of the Royal Terraces on the corner of Nicholson and Gertrude streets are well documented by Heritage Victoria and the National Trust.
Courtesy of SLV / ID: pb000413 / artist: Charles Troedel / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1864
Courtesy of SLV / ID: H876 / photographer: Charles Nettleton / copyright: expired – image is in the public domain / c1868
Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2008.11/2248 / photographer: Mark Strizic / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1950-1959
Today they remain one of the best preserved examples of early Victorian architecture.