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Old 03-02-2015, 12:03 AM   #2
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In architecture and city planning, a terrace(d) house, terrace, row house, linked house or townhouse (though the last term can also refer to patio houses) is a style of medium-density housing that originated in Europe in the 16th century, where a row of identical or mirror-image houses share side walls.. The Place des Vosges in Paris (1605–1612) is one of the early examples of the style. The first and last of these houses is called an end terrace, and is often a different layout from the houses in the middle, sometimes called mid-terrace..The practice of homes built uniformly to the property line began in the 16th century and became known as "row" houses. "Yarmouth Rows" in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk is an example where the building fronts uniformly ran right to the property line..In recent decades these inner-city areas and their terraced houses have been gentrified.. Terrace houses are now highly sought after in Australia, and due to their proximity to the CBD of the major cities, are often expensive...

Working-class terraced houses in Pakenham Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 81..

Row housing became the popular style in Paris, France.. The Place des Vosges (1605 – 1612) was one of the earliest examples of the style..In Great Britain, the first streets of houses with uniform fronts were built by the Huguenot entrepreneur Nicholas Barbon in the rebuilding after the Great Fire of London.. Early terraces were also built by the two John Woods in Bath and under the direction of John Nash in Regent's Park, London..A major distinction is between through terraces, whose houses have both a front and a back door, and back-to-backs, which are bricked in on 3 sides.. Since the Second World War, housing redevelopment has led to many outdated or dilapidated terraces being cleared to make room for tower blocks, which occupy a much smaller area of land.. Because of this land use in the inner city areas could in theory have been used to create greater accessibility, employment or recreational or leisure centres.. However botched implementation meant that in many areas (like Manchester or the London estates) the tower blocks offered no real improvement for rehoused residents over their prior terraced houses...

Montréal has the largest stock of terraced houses in Canada and they are typical in all areas of the city.. As is common in other North American cities, in Montreal row houses are often referred to as townhouses..The first terraced houses in the United States were Carstairs Row in Philadelphia, designed by builder and architect Thomas Carstair..Most of Baltimore's housing consists of row houses.. Many of Baltimore's row houses date back to colonial times..New Orleans has a distinctive style of terrace house in the French Quarter known as the Creole Townhouse that is part of what makes the city famous..San Francisco is also famous for its terraced houses.. The "Painted Ladies" on Steiner Street, Alamo Square, although not strictly "terraced," are a symbol of the city..Earlier variations of the terrace house were constructed with wood, later replaced with a masonry shell holding wooden beams to form foundations for the upper floors and tiled roof..Docks? What docks?.Baltimore!.You're breaking up!. What did you say?..altimore!.. is an illusion created between those with power and those without..We're not here because we're free..We're here because we're not free...

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