11 Miller Street

11 Miller Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe
Also known as Sturgess Terraces (1-11)
Previous Address 6 Miller Street before 1889 Source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 14/10/1873
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Architect
Builder William Sturgess, 20 Milton Street West Melbourne

Timelapse Building Images

2004

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

1983

photographer, Graeme Butler

1983

photographer, Graeme Butler

Land Details

1. 1895 MMBW map

2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7305206

4. Solomon Solomon purchased this crown allotment. He in Collins Street Melbourne but sold up in 1865 and left for America.

Important and Extensive Clearing Sale of Valuable City and Suburban Properties, Mining Shares, Building Society and Companies’ Shares comprising – Allotments, Franklin street west, near Laughton’s Soho Foundry, Melbourne, Brick cottages and land at Little Provost street Hotham, Allotments, corner of Hawke and Miller Streets opposite the Benevolent Asylum. Crown Hotel and land at Prahran. Farm of 128 acres near Broadmeadows. Government allotments at Sunbury. Mining shares, Building Society shares, Ice Company shares.

The property of Mr. S. Solomon, who is leaving the Colony for the Americas.

The whole for absolute sale by Mr Robert Byrne to sell at auction at the rooms 40 Collins Street east on Tuesday 6th December 1865 at Twelve o’clock noon precisely.

The Herald, Tuesday 5th December 1865.

Building Details

Notice of intent to build.

Street: Miller & Curson (sic)

Number: 5634. Date 14/10/1873

Owner & Builder: William Sturgess, 20 Milton Street West Melbourne. (20 Milton St no longer exists)

Fee: 8.15.0

Type: Four 1-story, One 2-story houses. (All with a private back yard gardens)

(We believe the notice meant to say “Four 2-story & One 1-story houses”) Houses 3 to 11.

The reason we believe the single story home at number 11 was built by William Sturgess, lies in the way its chimney was set half inside the wall of house number 9. Houses 9 & 11 share a common wall with each other unlike houses 11 & 13 which each have their own separate walls. The finally clue that house 11 is a Sturgess house, lies in the shape of the chimney top, it resembles and is consistent in design and style to the other chimney tops in the row.

Other significant building works carried out by William Sturgess can be found here.

Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features


  • Doors
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Hardware
    Other metal

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Roof
    Tin

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Fin Wall
    Brick

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Fence
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Fence
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Gate
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

How is it significant?
The Sturgess row houses are significant historically and aesthetically to West Melbourne and the City of Melbourne.

Why is it significant?
The Sturgess row houses (1-11) are significant.
1. Historically, as in part the long-term residence of William Sturgess one of West Melbourne most successful developers and representative of a major growth period (Victorian-era) in West Melbourne; and
2. Aesthetically, for the distinctive arcaded end bay to the connected terrace row, and uncommon cast-iron detailing also as contributory to a significant Victorian-era streetscape.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1960 1974 Guiseppe & Gresia Gasafalo Hatcher Index
1948 1959 Mary Frances Shrimpton Hatcher Index
1920 1947 Mrs Mary Hoobin Hatcher Index
1919 1919 Albertha Penman Hatcher Index
1898 1918 Elizabeth Edgerton Hatcher Index
1875 1897 William Edgerton Hatcher Index
1874 1874 William Sturgess Hatcher Index
1858 1865 Solomon Solomon http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155036655 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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1969 1974 Guiseppe Infusino Hatcher Index
1961 1968 Guiseppe & Gresia Gasafalo Hatcher Index
1944 1959 Richard Patrick Cullen Hatcher Index
1932 1943 George King Hatcher Index
1929 1931 John James Walsh Hatcher Index
1920 1928 Mrs Mary Hoobin Hatcher Index
1919 1919 Albertha Penman Hatcher Index
1917 1917 John McKenzie Hatcher Index
1913 1916 Herbert A Darwall Hatcher Index
1911 1912 Nolan Hatcher Index
1909 1910 Charles Kilpatrick Hatcher Index
1907 1908 Samuel Little Hatcher Index
1904 1906 William Gavin or Gaven Hatcher Index
1902 1903 William Smith Hatcher Index
1899 1901 Albert Jewell Hatcher Index
1885 1898 Samuel Hulme Hatcher Index
1883 1883 N Carden Hatcher Index
1882 1882 George Barber Hatcher Index
1881 1881 Thomas Harper Hatcher Index
1880 1880 William SMith Hatcher Index
1878 1879 George Wetherall Hatcher Index
1876 1877 Edward Parry Hatcher Index
1874 1875 Mr. George S. Parsons Hatcher Index

Social History

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The Herald


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The Herald


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The Argus


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The Age


George S Parsons and Jane Justice Parsons nee Fulton.

Jane Justice Fulton was born around 1852 to parents James Fulton and Elizabeth Pratt. She married George Sidney Parsons in 1872 and gave birth to Lilian Elizabeth Parsons in West Melbourne in 1873. The lived at 11 Miller Street West Melbourne. George Parsons was born about 1816 in Kensington London, the son of Stephen Parsons and Sarah Parkes. Jane’s middle name came from her maternal grandmother Jane Justice, the wife of Henry Pratt, her grandfather of Fife Scotland.

Lillian Elizabeth Parsons married William Sydney Reid in 1909.

The Argus


George S Parsons and Jane Justice Fulton.

George was a merchant in Bourke Street Melbourne and Jane was the daughter of James Fulton Esq of Fulton’s Foundry.

The Argus


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Context and Streetscape

Precinct
The current 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:

Streetscape

This streetscape contains a collection of historic Victorian and Federation buildings. The homes are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

Other Information

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