136 Capel Street

136 Capel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Sue Scarfe
Also known as
Previous Address 136 previously 32 Capel Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

1983

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

Land Details

  1. Current map
  2. 1895 MMBW map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  4. 1859 report of the Government Land Sale

Building Details

No Entries Found

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features


  • Doors
    Timber

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    Sue Scarfe photographer


  • Windows
    Glass

    Sue Scarfe photographer

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 L. Chan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1965 1965 Mrs A. M. Stokes source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1950 1960 George Long source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1945 1945 Mrs Ruby Quan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1935 1935 Michael Magatelli source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1925 1930 Mrs Annie Carmen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1920 1920 Miss A. Foy, dressmaker source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1900 1915 William Foy and Miss A. Foy, dressmaker source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1890 1895 William Foy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.

Social History

1917.  Friends of the late – Mr WILLIAM FOY, of Messrs, Broatch and Foy, Carriage Builders, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, in the Melbourne General Cemetery.

The Funeral is appointed to leave his residence, 32 Capel street, North Melbourne, on MONDAY, 6th AUGUST, at 2.15 p.m., and proceed to St. John’s Church of England, Latrobe street, Melbourne, where a short will be held at half-past two, after which the funeral will proceed to the Cemetery.

source: The Herald 1917


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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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