1 Carroll Street

1 Carroll Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher
Also known as
Previous Address
Constructed before 1878
Style
Architect
Builder Andrew Flanagan

Timelapse Building Images

Felicity Jack 2020

1985

North & West Melbourne Conservation Study report for Melbourne Council.

Image held by North Melbourne Library, photographer, Graeme Butler

Land Details

  1. Current map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

Building Details

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features


  • Gate
    Timber

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Path
    Tiles

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Roof
    Slate

    photographer Stephen Hatcher

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Melbourne City Council North and West Melbourne Conservation Study by Graeme Butler and Associates 1985.

History. – By the time Andrew Flanagan built and lived in this house (1874-5) his occupation was given as ‘gentleman’. By 1880, he had sold it to Frederick Kercrouse, whose wife (qv) continued in ownership until at least 1895. In the 1890s it was leased to James O’Connell, a contractor and James Mclndoe, a clerk. In the early days of Hotham, Andrew Flanagan, then a building contractor, was a leading townsman, being elected to the first municipal council in 1859 and remaining there until at least 1869.

Description – A double-fronted polychrome brick house with a timber-post, concave roof verandah, hipped and slated main roof and panelled cast iron decoration, as friezes and balustrading to the verandah. The garden and fence have been sympathetically recreated.

Integrity – Generally original and Painted in sympathetic colours.

Streetscape – The corner of a visually cohesive and physically contained 19th century residential streetscape, and adjacent to the Canning Street residential precinct.

Significance – Architectural – a near original and enhanced example of a typical residential 19th century form which contributes to two important residential precincts as a corner building: of regional importance.

Historical – Built by Flanagan who was locally prominent in municipal Politics, was one of the many builders residing in the area, and also the proprietor of two local hotels: of high local importance and regional interest.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1878 Mr. A. Flanagan, first Crown land purchaser source: Hatcher Index
abt 40 thousand years earlier 1835 Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Victoria source: Hatcher Index

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1960 1974 Paton Mrs FM source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1935 1955 Miller Mrs M source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1930 1930 Stephens G source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1925 1925 Stephens E source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1920 1920 Howlett CW source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1910 1915 Footit AE source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1905 1905 Mcinery Mrs E source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1895 1900 McIndoe J source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1890 1890 Barnes H source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by William Brazenor in 2020
1874 1878 Andrew and Jane Flanagan, nee Smith source: Hatcher Index

Social History

ARE GIRLS WHO WEAR SHORTS INDECENT?
“When Sheelah Miller, dressmaker of Carroll street Hotham Hill, was charged in the City Court on Wednesday with indecent behavior, the police alleged tha clad only in the fashionable shorts and the indispensable briassiere, she had travelled down Exhibiton street in a motor car early the morning of December 31. They said that Miss Miller,  who stood on the back of the car, waved her hand and blew a toy trumpet. Miss Miller told the Court that she had been for a swim and later change into shorts.
When she tavelled in the car, however, she wore a sports coat and a rag covered her bare limbs. Mr. Freeman. P.M., said that the majority of the Court thought that Miss Miller was unduly immodest but, because of the conditions of the time and the different views of people on the behaviour and the dress of women, it was decided not to record a conviction. Norman Andrew Fisher, tobacconist of Charlotte street Richmiond, was fined £2 for having obstructed the police when they took miss Miller to the police station.

source: The Horsham Times 1934


Supreme Court.
Sittings in Equity.
(Before Mr. Justice Molseworth)
Re Will of Andrew Flannagan.— Sir Bryan O’Loghlen applied on behalf of the executors to the will of the late Andrew Flannagan, late of Carroll-street, Hotbam, contractor, for advice oh a question respecting a direction in the will.
Tho deceased ordered a monument to be erected at a cost of £150 out of the proceeds of some land, but this, it was found, would not realise the sum required. The question was whether money from another source could be applied to the erection of tho monument.
His Honor reserved his decision.

source: The Age 1883


Andrew Flanagan, J.P. contractor and former Lord Mayor of Hotham was once the owner and resident of the dwelling at 1 Carroll Street, North Melbourne.

source: The Age 1878


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Context and Streetscape

Precinct

This property resides within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
source: https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/history-city-of-melbourne.pdf
historical map source: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/maps/maps-melbourne-city-suburbs

Streetscape

This streetscape contains an outstanding collection of 27 Victorian and 6 Edwardian dwellings. These are a particularly well-preserved group from a similar period or style and because they are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

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