104 Capel Street

104 Capel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as
Previous Address 104 was also known as 2 Capel Street, Hotham, it was a substancial early two storey Bluestone terrace home before the current building and street renumbering. Source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6898454
Constructed
Style Post-War Period : 1940 – 1960
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2015

source: http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

1949

Members of the Del Papa and Inglese families in front of 104 Capel Street, North Melbourne.

held by North Melbourne Library Service

1940s

104 Capel Street, North Melbourne.

“Vigorous bluestone sharply contrasted with crisp mouldings and quoins in sandstone and the surprising and happy emphasis of the first-floor windows”

source: Early Melbourne Architecture 1840 to 1888 by Geoffrey Cumberlege

source: Early Melbourne Architecture 1840 – 1888 by Geoffrey Cumberlege


Land Details

  1. Current map
  2. 1895 MMBW map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  4. 1859 report of the Government Land Sale

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The historic bluestone Victorian era building on this land has been demolished and replaced by a two storey brick warehouse with an upper level residence. Built in the early 1950’s.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Messrs. Thomas Glaister, Alexander Stuart & Robert Rutter, first Crown land purchasers 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
1965 1974 G. Sesto source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1940 1960 Mrs. Mary McNeil, apartments source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1930 1935 Roderick McNeil source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1925 1925 Mrs. Eliza Junghenn source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1920 1920 Albert Barnard source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1915 1915 Frederick Robinson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1910 1910 Mrs. Hannah Doran source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1905 1905 Mrs. Helen Pratt source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1900 1900 Miss. A. Middleton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1895 1895 Morris Lardelli source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1890 1890 Robert W. Carson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.

Social History

1858. TO LET, furnished, BEDROOM, with or without Board.

No. 2 Capel-street, North Melbourne.

[2 Capel Street was later renumbered to 104 Capel Street by Melbourne Council at a later date.]

The Argus 1858


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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

Zoning

The controls listed below affect this property:

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

Streetscape

The streetscape can be characterised as a mix of Victorian and modern buildings. Eight of the original seventeen single-story Victorian terrace dwellings plus some double storey commercial buildings are on its western side, south of Victoria Street, while on the eastern side, the street retains sixteen of its original thirty-six, wider sized early Victorian, two storey terrace homes, as well as two story modern public housing townhouses.

Crossing over Victoria Street to the north on the eastern side, nineteen of the original thirty-two equally fine examples of early two storey Victoria terrace dwellings can be seen, dispersed by a small number of modern two storey buildings. Unfortunately, all twenty-two of the original Victorian terrace dwellings on the western side from Victoria to Queensberry streets have all been demolished, replaced by taller modern commercial buildings that are out of character with the existing surrounding Victorian architecture of this once predominantly single and double storey residential streetscape.

Heritage of note include two 2 storey terraces at 62 and 64, both have National Trust classifications and Heritage Victoria registrations. Two more include two single storey terraces dwellings at 81 and 83 that were designed by the distinguished Australian architect, Mr. George Raymond Johnson.

Other Information

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