117 Capel Street

117 Capel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as
Previous Address 117 was also known as 11 Capel Street, a Victorian terrace dwelling in Hotham before the current building and street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style Late twentieth century: 1960 – 2000
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2010

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


Land Details

  1. Current map
  2. 1895 MMBW map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

A four storey brick office building with a basement. Built around 1990.

Architectural Features



    No Entries Found


Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The historic Victorian dwelling on this land was demolished and replaced by a four storey brick office building with basement. Built around 1990.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. Fenwick, first Crown land purchaser 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 Melford Mtrs P/L (comrcl divsn) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1960 1960 A. Mantello source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1955 1955 Arthur J. Dunlevy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1950 1950 Mrs. Hazel Shadford source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1915 1945 Mrs. Caroline Holmes source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1910 1910 Thomas Jenkins source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1900 1905 W. E. Taylor, dairy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1895 1895 Mrs. Emily A. Murphy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. Susan Manuel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1876 1885 Joseph Manuel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1875 1875 Richard R. Girdler source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1874 1874 J. T. O’Leary, plumber source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1870 1873 Thomas Loughton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.

Social History

1868.  WANTED, BRICKLAYER, to raise double chimney 6ft. high. Find materials. Apply 11 Capel-street, Hotham.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5814116

source: The Argus 1868


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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
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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