Florida Road Commercial Buildings

198-202 Florida Rd, C. 1890.

The development of the tramway system facilitated the settlement of the Berea which Florida Road with its many Edwardian buildings well demonstrates. For the veranda-fronts, elements of cast iron were selected from catalogues and bolted together on site. Their patterns were derived from classical precedents replete with base, shaft and capital, often detailed with foliage, and braced with filigreed brackets and beams.