140 Capel Street

140 Capel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as
Previous Address 140 was also known as 36 Capel Street, a single storey Victorian terrace dwelling in Hotham before conversion into storage and street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
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
  4. 1859 report of the Government Land Sale

Building Details

data from the 1919 Executors sale.

A brick cottage containing three rooms, wash house and all conveniences.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4692085


Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The building currently on this site was previously a single story Victoria era terrace that has been converted into storage with a roller door on the front.

The original side walled brick structure still exists and it has potential to be restored back to it being a single storey Victorian dwelling in the future.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Messrs. Gorge Kirk and Richard Goldsbrough, 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
1965 1974 Prompt Die Cutting, label cutters source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1945 1955 Mrs. Rosa Miotta source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1940 1940 Mrs. Ruby Quan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1935 1935 Mrs. Ruby Cunningham source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1930 1930 Edward E. Jones source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1920 1925 Mrs. A. M. Bulluss source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1915 1915 William H. Clifton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1910 1910 James A. Whiteley source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1905 1905 Miss. W.A.Reynolds and Miss. W. G. Dudley, costumiere source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1900 1900 William Hughes source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1895 1895 Arthur Hacker source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1890 1890 Edmund Coulson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.

Social History

1895.  Lost AND FOUND.-It was reported to the police, on Monday, that Charles Hacker, of 36 Capel-street, had left his home on Friday, and had not returned. Fears were entertained for the man, as it was thought that he was in a state of depression, through being out of employment. Hacker, however, has been “found,” according to the police report, but no explanation has been vouchsafed for his sudden disappearance.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107124849

source: North Melbourne Gazette 1895


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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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