1 Dryburgh Street

1 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2022

Also known as
Previous Address
Constructed (1st) 1885. (2nd) 2019

Timelapse Building Images


North & West Melbourne Conservation Study report for Melbourne Council.

source: Image by Graeme Butler, made available through funding from the Public Record Office of Victoria and City of Melbourne.

Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map

Building Details

Notice of Intention to Build

Number: 652

Date: 5/9/1885

Location: Dryburgh Street, [West Melbourne]

Owner: W. H. Maidment

Public Works Department tender The Argus 5/9/1885

Type: Wooden building Garrison Artillery.

source: The Argus

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

    No Entries Found

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The historic Victorian era Orderly Room built on this land before 1895 was demolished. An eleven storey concrete block of 152 flats was built on the site.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1955 1974 R.A.A.F. Air Training Corps (Victorian Squadron) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1945 1955 storage source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1930 1940 Australian Air Force Drill Hall source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1895 1930 Orderley Room http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241086881 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin

Social History

Context and Streetscape


This property sits 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

This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.


Other Information


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