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Alexandra Terrace

15 Moseley Street, Glenelg SA, Australia

Designed by Thomas English in 1878, Alexandra Terrace was built as four attached terrace houses.

Alexandra Terrace


The owner, Alexander Cunningham, occupied number 7. Alexander was born in the Tower of London in 1829, whilst his father was stationed there. He migrated to Australia in 1854, opening a ‘fancy goods store’ in Rundle Street, Adelaide. He made his home here in these terraces for more than twenty years.
Each terrace had 8 rooms, including a basement for servants, kitchen, dining and drawing room on the raised ground floor level, and bedrooms on the upper floor, with a door opening onto the balcony. When Alexandra Terrace was built, this section of Moseley Street was a place of imposing mansions, including William Shierlaw’s home ‘Clivedon’ and pastoralist Andrew Tennant’s house, ‘Essenside’ which were both to the south of Alexandra Terraces and have long since been demolished.

Alexandra Terrace
View of Moseley Street including Alexandra Terrace (front right), Essenside and Clivedon, c. 1925

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