12 Hawke Street

12 Hawke Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Also known as Claremont Terrace 1868-1890, then known as Mary Terrace from 1895 onwards. Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address 5 Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 14/1/1870
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Builder Alexander McIntosh of 186 King Street

Timelapse Building Images




photographer: Graeme Butler

Land Details

Building Details

Melbourne council building application number 3664.

This terrace home along with the other 4 in the row were built and owned by Mr Alexander McIntosh. Houses 4 and 6 were built in the first stage in 1868, then houses 8 and 10 were built in 1869 and finally house 12 was built in 1870.

As if building wasn’t enough, McIntosh also owned and run a very successful wholesale & retail grocery, wine and spirit store at 186 King Street West Melbourne with his wife in the 1880’s.

Street addresses were changed in 1889 and that address on King street east side, somewhere between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne.

1 – 8
Architects Building Type
71992 McIntosh, Alexander Melbourne VIC Warehouses McIntosh, Alexander 1854 09 12 1627
77283 McIntosh, A West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – 186 King St 1868 08 21 2772
77285 McIntosh, A – West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melbourne 1869 04 1 3126
77292 McIntosh, A West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melbourne 1870 01 14 3664
72730 McIntosh, A Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melboourne 1871 08 16 4516
82788 McIntosh, Alexander Parkville VIC Houses McIntosh, Alexander 1872 09 20 5018
72785 McIntosh, Alex West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, Alex 1876 02 14 6649
78748 McIntosh, Alex Carlton VIC Houses Rankine, William – Station St 1883 10 8 523


Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Building Ornamentation

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Building Ornamentation

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Chimney

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Windows

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Fence

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Fence

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Fin Wall

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Intact detailed wrought iron lace work, veranda and original window.

Ornate and intact masonry detail on the parapet front.

North and West Melbourne Conservation Study – Graeme Butler

6 Hawke Street is a one-story brick and bluestone building containing building fabric from the 1876 period of construction. The fence has been modified but its Victorian facade elements remain mostly intact. Original 4 panel solid wood front door with overlight intact. Original chimneys are intact and operational.

4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 Hawke Street were built in stages by Alexander McIntosh of 186 King Street who also built a number of other significant houses and buildings in and around Melbourne.

What is significant?

The Crown Grantee for this land and a King Street grocer, Alexander McIntosh, applied to build this row of five five-room brick houses over three stages extending from 1868 to 1870.

The row took the name Claremont Terrace, later Mary Terrace. Alexander died wealthy in 1884.

William McCarthy was a later owner of the row and lived with wife Margaret in number 4 until his death in 1901.

A `Gentleman’ at his death, his last will was signed with his mark, an `X’, indicative of the self-made entrepreneurs in the Melbourne early area.

Typically the other houses were leased out.

Contributory elements include:

• one storey parapeted stuccoed cottage row of five, distinguished by the sweep in the parapet line with change of level;

• simple cemented cornice moulds, brackets;

• face brick side and rear walls, gabled dividing walls expressed above the roof;

• pitched roof behind the parapet clad with corrugated iron, with cemented and corniced chimneys also early white terra-cotta pots;

• concave roof front verandah with panelled cast-iron serpentine frieze and brackets;

• double-hung sash windows;

• four-panel entry door and toplight; and

• contribution to valuable Victorian-era streetscape.

Publicly visible side wall rendered.

source: West Melbourne Heritage Review 2016.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1972 1974 Sobasliemo Lombardi Hatcher Index
1960 1970 Mamo Parisse Hatcher Index
1959 1959 Mrs Inez Mary Kriss Hatcher Index
1953 1958 Inez Mary Rowe Hatcher Index
1941 1952 Evelyn Josephine Turner Hatcher Index
1923 1940 William Williams Hatcher Index
1914 1922 McCarthy’s Estate Hatcher Index
1908 1913 Mrs Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1902 1907 McCarthyTrustees Hatcher Index
1885 1901 William & Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1870 1884 Alexander McIntosh Hatcher Index
1869 Alexander McIntosh (vacant land) 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
1972 1974 Sobasliemo Lombardi Hatcher Index
1960 1970 Mamo Parisse Hatcher Index
1959 1959 Mrs Inez Mary Kriss Hatcher Index
1955 1958 Inerz Mary Rowe Hatcher Index
1943 1953 Robert Healey Hatcher Index
1941 1941 Walter Mears Hatcher Index
1940 1940 Alfred Toohey Hatcher Index
1939 1939 Richard Burke Hatcher Index
1937 1937 James Lay Hatcher Index
1936 1936 Stanley Hutchinson Hatcher Index
1923 1935 William Williams Hatcher Index
1922 1922 Arthur Gordon Hatcher Index
1920 1921 Ernest Edward Miles Hatcher Index
1919 1919 Alfred Clements Hatcher Index
1917 1918 John T McShae Hatcher Index
1915 1916 Denis Maloney Hatcher Index
1913 1914 Alexander Findlay Hatcher Index
1910 1912 Frederick Weilant Hatcher Index
1909 1909 Alf Laidlaw Hatcher Index
1908 1908 Eva Adley Hatcher Index
1907 1907 William Rigby Hatcher Index
1906 1906 Matthew Murteugh Hatcher Index
1904 1905 John Atkins Hatcher Index
1895 1903 John or James McEwan Hatcher Index
1891 1892 Thomas Twiner Hatcher Index
1890 1890 Mrs Catherine Connor Hatcher Index
1884 1889 Thomas Westhorpe or Westlake Hatcher Index
1883 1883 Gilbert Johnstone Hatcher Index
1882 1882 J Kennedy Hatcher Index
1881 1881 William Cunning Hatcher Index
1879 1879 Mr & Mrs Patrick O’Shannessy Hatcher Index
1878 1878 John Thomas Hatcher Index
1876 1877 Wilfred B Atkinson Hatcher Index
1874 1875 Thomas Wetherall Hatcher Index
1873 1873 Leander Miller Hatcher Index
1871 1871 George Pralle or Preatty Hatcher Index

Social History

No Entries Found

Context and Streetscape

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


This streetscape contains a collection of outstanding Victorian buildings because they are a particularly well preserved group from a similar period or style and because they are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

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