1 Elm Street

1 Elm Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as
Previous Address
Constructed c1915

Timelapse Building Images


Elm Street south, Halla Collection, State Library of Victoria

Land Details

The Asylum Estate was onĀ  the site of the Melbourne Benevolent Asylum, the first building in North Melbourne, which opened in 1851 on a 10 acre site which later straddled North & West Melbourne. It was demolished in 1911 and Victoria Street was extended through the site, marking the boundary between North & West Melbourne. The land was subdivided and put up for auction in February 1913. 1-3 Elm Street were on the north eastern section of the Estate.

Building Details

Subsequent Building Alterations

Architectural Features

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1913 c1925 Alice Hennessey of 3 Elm Street Melbourne Council Rates Book 1918
1925 1968 Patricia Marie Therese Martin of 3 Elm Street
1968 1975 Joseph Anthony Vella
1975 Undisclosed


From To Resident More Info Data Source

Social History

Property owner name: Alice Hennessey. Name of occupier: Alfred Mitchell.

Melbourne Council Rates Book 1918

Context and Streetscape



GRZ1 (General Residential Zone 1)
DDO66 (DDO66 Hospital Helicopter Flight Path Outer Area)
HO3 (North & West Melbourne Precinct)
PO12 (Parking Overlay 12)


Other Information