|Also known as||Brotherton row house||Source: Hatcher Index|
|Style||Victorian, Early : 1840-1860|
Timelapse Building Images
A wooden house, (with a back yard) Abbotsford (street) s.w. cnr of Benevolent Asylum.
Notice of Intent to Build.
22th March 1860, Registration number 186.
Fee paid: £1.0.0
Builder: Robert Brotherton.
Owner: Robert Brotherton.
Other significant building works carried out by Robert Brotherton can be found here.
Subsequent Building Alterations
Sadly the original historic Victorian era building by Robert Brotherton at 111 was demolished around 1965/7, replaced with a factory which has since been replaced with 3 townhouses, allof which have no front or back garden space.
This is the 1895 MMBW map. The valued front and back yard open garden space marked green which these 3 Victorian era terrace homes once had has since been lost and are now mostly built over by the redevelopment.
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
The group of townhouses recently erected at 111, 113, 115 & 117 Abbotsford street site that replaced the previous earlier factory and before that 3 homes that had unique social and historical value and constructed during the Victorian period, the new build has zero historical or social heritage significance and it has a minute amount of usable open garden space unlike other existing Edwardian and Victorian homes that the surrounding area have.
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|1975||to date||Private||Hatcher Index|
|1966||1974||John Charles Simmons||Hatcher Index|
|1950||1965||Elizabeth Frances Ryan||Hatcher Index|
|1949||1949||Elizabeth Frances Quinn||Hatcher Index|
|1933||1948||Thomas & Elizabeth Quinn||Hatcher Index|
|1923||1932||Thomas William Jenkins||Hatcher Index|
|1919||1922||Walter Edmonds, produce merchant||Hatcher Index|
|1863||1918||Robert Merryweather or Mereweather||Hatcher Index|
|1862||T. Warburton (crown land purchaser)||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|
|1975||to date||Private||Hatcher Index|
|1968||1974||General Patterns P/L||Hatcher Index|
|1962||1964||James Michael Hogan||Hatcher Index|
|1945||1961||Roy Ernest Pope||Hatcher Index|
|1939||1944||Mrs Elizabeth Aimers||Hatcher Index|
|1935||1937||Lawrence F Brunell||Hatcher Index|
|1934||1934||Elizabeth Arkins||Hatcher Index|
|1930||1932||William Arkins||Hatcher Index|
|1923||1929||Thomas William Jenkins||Hatcher Index|
|1921||1922||Fais Robert Edmonds||Hatcher Index|
|1887||1920||Walter Edmonds, produce merchant||Hatcher Index|
|1863||1886||Robert Merryweather||Hatcher Index|
Robert Merryweather owned 111 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne from 1863 until 1918.
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Context and Streetscape
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.
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.
This streetscape contains a collection of historic Victorian buildings and later buildings. The Victorian homes are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.
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