13 Miller Street

13 Miller Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as
Previous Address 7 Miller Street before 1889 Source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 1/6/1866
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Builder James Oliver

Timelapse Building Images




One can see houses 13 & 15 appear to have been built as a pair.

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

Application Number: 1500. Date 1/6/1866

Owner and Builder: James Oliver

Fee: 3.0.0

Type: Two cottages

Other significant building works carried out by James Oliver can be seen here.

source; Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Gate

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Doors

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Hardware
    Other metal

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Fence

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Roof

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Chimney

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Building Ornamentation

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Windows

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Hardware
    Other metal

    Sue Scarfe photographer

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

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

Why is it significant?
Oliver’s terraces, 13-15 Miller Street are significant.

  • Aesthetically, as a relatively early but near original example of a common type which contributes to a significant residential streetscape;
  • Historically, representative of a major growth period (Victorian-era) in West Melbourne and for the link with Mr. Andrew Love former M.L.A. for Victoria, and its connection to James Oliver, a prominent, long time resident of the local community in the late Victorian-era.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1964 1974 Lee Young Di Chen Hatcher Index
1954 1963 Francisco Zaffina Hatcher Index
1952 1953 Carmelo Pansino, Francesco Biffone, Giovanni Sesto Hatcher Index
1926 1951 Mrs Mary Hoobin Hatcher Index
1921 1925 Hannah Doran Hatcher Index
1919 1920 Elizabeth Banks Hatcher Index
1898 1918 Elizabeth Edgerton Hatcher Index
1874 1897 William Edgerton Hatcher Index
1867 1873 James Oliver Hatcher Index
1858 1865 Solomon Solomon (crown land purchaser) 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1965 1974 Chen Lee Hatcher Index
1963 1964 Sebastiano Saccuzzo Hatcher Index
1954 1962 Francisco Zaffina Hatcher Index
1953 1953 Salvatore Trovatello Hatcher Index
1928 1951 Mrs Mary Hoobin Hatcher Index
1922 1927 Elizabeth Banks Hatcher Index
1920 1921 John Stewart Hatcher Index
1913 1919 Hannah Wisby Hatcher Index
1909 1912 Mrs Mary O’Shannessy Hatcher Index
1908 1908 John Roberts Hatcher Index
1907 1907 Elizabeth Smith Hatcher Index
1906 1906 Quirk Hatcher Index
1902 1905 David Brewster Hatcher Index
1899 1899 Charles Ford Hatcher Index
1898 1898 Henry Middleton Hatcher Index
1896 1897 William Stuart Hatcher Index
1891 1893 Mrs Hughes Hatcher Index
1890 1890 George Watson Hatcher Index
1887 1889 Miss Johns, dressmaker Hatcher Index
1878 1886 John Stanley Hatcher Index
1877 1877 Mrs Whiting Hatcher Index
1876 1876 Henry Milton Hatcher Index
1874 1874 Andrew Love former M.L.A. Hatcher Index
1871 1872 Robert Clark Hatcher Index
1868 1870 R Stone Hatcher Index
1867 1867 Mason Hatcher Index

Social History


The Age


North Melbourne Advertiser

1873 Andrew Love M.L.A.

The Herald

Andrew Love M.L.A.

Andrew Love, junior was born in 1827 at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire Scotland to parents Reverend Andrew and Catherine Love, nee Law. He lived at number 13 Miller Street West Melbourne in 1873.

At the age of 13 years Andrew Love, along with his parents Andrew, Catherine and children emigrated from Scotland to Port Phillip in 1840, arriving onboard the ship ‘India’

Catherine Law, daughter of Thomas Law and his wife Frances (Fanny), nee Black, on 12 March 1822 at Symington near Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Their children were: Andrew, Frances, Janet, William, and John Love.

See more of the family story at here.

Andrew Love became a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Crowlands in 1866/67.


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.
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


The controls listed below affect this property:


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.

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