|Also known as||Watson’s row house||Source: Hatcher Index|
|Style||Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875|
|Builder||Reid, Stewart & Duguid, 10 Miller St|
Timelapse Building Images
From a 1903 newspaper article we can see house 115 contained 3 rooms and a scullery.
Notice of Intent to Build.
(shown as Rosslyn St but we believe it was Abbotsford St)
12th March 1869, Registration number 3086.
Fee paid: £1.10.0
Builder: Reid, Stewart & Duguid, 10 Miller Street West Melbourne.
Owner: Mr Watson.
Other significant building works carried out by Reid, Stewart & Duguid can be found here.
Subsequent Building Alterations
Sadly the original historic Victorian era buildings by Reid, Stewart & Duguid at 115 was demolished around 1967, replaced with a factory which has since been replaced with 3 townhouses, all have no front or back open 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|
|1924||1948||Thomas & Elizabeth Quinn||Hatcher Index|
|1912||1923||William Watson||Hatcher Index|
|1897||1911||Isabella Watson||http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/veo-download?objectId=090fe27380359251&format=pdf&docTitle=07591P00020004662050pdf&encodingId=Revision-2-Document-1-Encoding-1-DocumentData||Hatcher Index|
|1869||1896||William Watson||Hatcher Index|
|1868||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|
|1943||1966||Michael Camielleri||Hatcher Index|
|1942||1942||George Camielleri||Hatcher Index|
|1939||1941||Frank Smith||Hatcher Index|
|1933||1937||Mrs Eliza Aimers||Hatcher Index|
|1932||1932||Stanley John Cheesley||Hatcher Index|
|1928||1931||George Robert Brazell||Hatcher Index|
|1921||1927||John Moroney||Hatcher Index|
|1920||1920||Mrs Jane Maine||Hatcher Index|
|1913||1919||Mark Triggle||Hatcher Index|
|1911||1912||H O’Callaghan||Hatcher Index|
|1910||1910||Mrs Annie Stanley||Hatcher Index|
|1907||1909||George Cavanagh, James Sutherland||Hatcher Index|
|1904||1904||James Berwick||Hatcher Index|
|1895||1901||James C Kennedy||Hatcher Index|
|1894||1894||Archibald McPherson||Hatcher Index|
|1892||1893||Joseph Mason||Hatcher Index|
|1891||1891||Robert Kemp||Hatcher Index|
|1889||1890||Mrs Dick||Hatcher Index|
|1885||1888||William Watson||Hatcher Index|
|1881||1884||Miss Hennessey||Hatcher Index|
|1880||1880||Thomas Crockett||Hatcher Index|
|1879||1879||Alf Johsntone||Hatcher Index|
|1878||1878||Peter Holmgurgh||Hatcher Index|
|1877||1877||Fred Marne||Hatcher Index|
|1873||1876||Thomas A Reddick||Hatcher Index|
Thomas Reddick lived at number 4 which was later renumbered by Melbourne Council in 1889 to house number 115 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne.
Sands & Madougall directory
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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