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616 Strathcona Street

Formerly:Hillsboro House
Address:616 Strathcona Street
Original Use:Dwelling
Constructed:1963
Architects:Graham Lount
Engineers:Charles Lount
Contractors:C.T. Lount Construction

Design Characteristics

Doors:The main entryway is fully glazed.
Roof:Flat roof
Materials:Brick, steel, concrete and siding
Style:Eight storey apartment
Suburb:Minto
  • The building was constructed using a lift-slab technique. This method was developed in the 1950s, becoming predominant in low rise and mid rise construction due to the economic benefits. The technique involves pouring concrete slab floors underground or at grade and then using hydraulic jacks to position the floors in place.

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