130 Capel Street

130 Capel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as
Previous Address 130 was also known as 26 Capel Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2004

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

1983

source: Image by Graeme Butler, made available through funding from the Public Record Office of Victoria and City of Melbourne


Land Details

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Messrs. John Morgans and John Hottom, first Crown land purchasers 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
1970 1974 S. B. Louey source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1960 1965 Thomas Shaw source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1955 1955 A. A. Boorer source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1935 1950 John Tree source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1930 1930 Mrs. Grace White source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1925 1925 Louis W. Granger source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1915 1920 William Crombie source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1910 1910 George H. Weston source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1905 1905 Hugh D. Mark source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1900 1900 Lawrence Cremean source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1895 1895 Mrs. Mary A. Corkill source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. Mary Ann Duff source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1885 1885 Mrs. M. White source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1868 1880 Joseph Flatow source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.

Social History

1926. The engagement is announced of Miss Selina D. (Celie) Cohen, only daughter of the late Mr. Michael Cohen (late of Ballarat, Victoria), and Mrs. Cohen, 784 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria, to Mr. I. E. Granger, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Granger, 130 Capel Street, North Melbourne.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article260898818

source: Australian Jewish Chronicle 1926


1870. The screw steamer “Despatch” [picture]

Title from accession register.
Date of copyright registration ascertained from Victorian Patents Office Copyright Collection (VPOCC) Index: Aug. 6 1870.
VPOCC registration number inscribed on mount c.r.: 185 & 186.
Registered by Joseph Victor Flatow, 2b [26] Capel Street, Hotham, Victoria.
Original Picture Collection location number: Env. 24, no. 36 & 37.
Two photographs of same drawing.
The files which now comprise the Victorian Patents Office Copyright Collection were begun by the Victorian Patents Office in 1870. In order to register copyright, a copy of the photograph, print or illustration was lodged with the Victorian Patents Office at the Melbourne Town Hall. A number was assigned and the photographs were mounted in scrapbooks. The photographs were stamped with the date of registration but this ceased in 1873. The original registers are now in the National Archives of Australia. The Picture Collection holds photocopies of these registers. The registers or indexes contain the following information: Date of registration, name and address of proprietor or author, description of the work and date of first publication. Images were registered from 1870 until 1906. The collection was transferred to the Melbourne Public Library in 1908.
http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/permalink/f/cjahgv/SLV_VOYAGER1801459

source: State Library of Victoria


1868. STRAYED, from Peel-street, Hotham, pair tame black SWANS. Finder rewarded. Joseph Flatow, 26 Capel street, Hotham.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5816044

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

The controls listed below affect this property:

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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