10 Hawke Street

10 Hawke Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Also known as Claremont Terrace 1868-1890, then known as Mary Terrace from 1895 onwards. Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address 4 Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 1/4/1869
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Builder Alexander McIntosh of 186 King Street

Timelapse Building Images




photographer: Graeme Butler

Land Details

Building Details

Melbourne council building application number 3126.

This terrace home along with the other 4 in the row were built and owned by Mr Alexander McIntosh. Houses 4 and 6 were built in the first stage in 1868, then houses 8 and 10 were built in 1869 and finally house 12 was built in 1870.

As if building wasn’t enough, McIntosh also owned and run a very successful wholesale & retail grocery, wine and spirit store at 186 King Street West Melbourne with his wife in the 1880’s.

Street addresses were changed in 1889 and that address on King street east side, somewhere between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne.

1 – 8
Architects Building Type
71992 McIntosh, Alexander Melbourne VIC Warehouses McIntosh, Alexander 1854 09 12 1627
77283 McIntosh, A West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – 186 King St 1868 08 21 2772
77285 McIntosh, A – West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melbourne 1869 04 1 3126
77292 McIntosh, A West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melbourne 1870 01 14 3664
72730 McIntosh, A Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melboourne 1871 08 16 4516
82788 McIntosh, Alexander Parkville VIC Houses McIntosh, Alexander 1872 09 20 5018
72785 McIntosh, Alex West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, Alex 1876 02 14 6649
78748 McIntosh, Alex Carlton VIC Houses Rankine, William – Station St 1883 10 8 523


Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Building Ornamentation

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Fin Wall

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Doors

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Intact detailed wrought iron lace work, veranda and original window.

Ornate and intact masonry detail on the parapet front.

North and West Melbourne Conservation Study – Graeme Butler

6 Hawke Street is a one-story brick and bluestone building containing building fabric from the 1876 period of construction. The fence has been modified but its Victorian facade elements remain mostly intact. Original 4 panel solid wood front door with overlight intact. Original chimneys are intact and operational.

4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 Hawke Street were built in stages by Alexander McIntosh of 186 King Street who also built a number of other significant houses and buildings in and around Melbourne.

What is significant?

The Crown Grantee for this land and a King Street grocer, Alexander McIntosh, applied to build this row of five five-room brick houses over three stages extending from 1868 to 1870.

The row took the name Claremont Terrace, later Mary Terrace. Alexander died wealthy in 1884.

William McCarthy was a later owner of the row and lived with wife Margaret in number 4 until his death in 1901.

A `Gentleman’ at his death, his last will was signed with his mark, an `X’, indicative of the self-made entrepreneurs in the Melbourne early area.

Typically the other houses were leased out.

Contributory elements include:

• one storey parapeted stuccoed cottage row of five, distinguished by the sweep in the parapet line with change of level;

• simple cemented cornice moulds, brackets;

• face brick side and rear walls, gabled dividing walls expressed above the roof;

• pitched roof behind the parapet clad with corrugated iron, with cemented and corniced chimneys also early white terra-cotta pots;

• concave roof front verandah with panelled cast-iron serpentine frieze and brackets;

• double-hung sash windows;

• four-panel entry door and toplight; and

• contribution to valuable Victorian-era streetscape.

Publicly visible side wall rendered.

source: West Melbourne Heritage Review 2016.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
2018 to date Private Hatcher Index
2017 Viva Gibb, (1945-2017) Artist https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/artist/2303/ Local knowledge
1944 1974 John Desmond Mulcahy Hatcher Index
1931 1943 Kate Sarsfield & John Mulcahy Hatcher Index
1923 1930 Kate Sarsfield & Laurence Mulcahy Hatcher Index
1914 1922 McCarthy’s Estate Hatcher Index
1908 1913 Mrs Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1902 1907 McCarthyTrustees Hatcher Index
1885 1901 William & Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1869 1884 Alexander McIntosh Hatcher Index
1868 Alexander McIntosh (vacant land) 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 Hatcher Index


From To Resident More Info Data Source
2018 to date Private Hatcher Index
2017 Viva Gibb, (1945-2017) Artist https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/artist/2303/ Local knowledge
1949 1974 Rubina Cruickshank Hatcher Index
1932 1947 Hannah Broadhead Hatcher Index
1931 1931 James William Taylor Hatcher Index
1923 1930 Kate Sarsfield & Laurence Mulcahy Hatcher Index
1905 1922 Peter J Sharf Hatcher Index
1904 1904 William Tracey Hatcher Index
1903 1903 Henry Dick Hatcher Index
1895 1902 Victor Findlay Hatcher Index
1891 1893 Samuel Munday Hatcher Index
1890 1890 William Davis Hatcher Index
1888 1889 Peter Hill Hatcher Index
1887 1887 William Brown Hatcher Index
1885 1886 Peter Hill Hatcher Index
1873 1884 Mrs McEwan Hatcher Index
1873 1883 James McEwan Hatcher Index
1870 1870 John Andrews Hatcher Index

Social History

No Entries Found

Context and Streetscape

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


This streetscape contains a collection of outstanding Victorian buildings because they 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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