140 Chetwynd Street

140 Chetwynd Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

Also known as
Previous Address 140 was also known as 30 and 28 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
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Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

1. 1895 MMBW map

2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

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

The two highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwellings with their own private back yard gardens that once existed on this site were demolished in the 1930s and replaced by a two story brick building on the site today.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. Hugh Glass, first Crown land purchaser https://www.melbournestreets.com.au/glass-hugh/ 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 Flats source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1960 J. R. Little source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1945 Sydney C. McDonald source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 William & Mrs. E. Daly (grocer) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 R. W. Clark (grocer) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Mrs. Louisa Barr (grocer & dairy) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Miss. Louisa Hogan (grocer) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Mrs. A. Davis (store) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Mrs. Annie Summerfeldt (storekeeper) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 H. McConville (greengrocer) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Mrs. L. McEwin (store) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. C. McMahon source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1885 John Stewart source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1880 John and Elizabeth Froud, nee Coombes http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219428920 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1918 The Truth.

BARR EARRED.
Too Nice to the Neat-Door Neighbor.
Louisa Barr, 32, of Chetwynd.street, North Melbourne, sought a dissolution of her marriage with John Francis Barr. 37, of Smith-street, Bendigo, formerly a blacksmith.

source: The Truth



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
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.

Streetscape

Chetwynd Street was once predominantly a residential street with single and two storey Victorian terrace dwellings, two churches, a school and two hotels known as the Queens Arms and the Star of Hotham.

The Chetwynd streetscape today is characterised by a mix of multi-storey blocks of public flats, some modern commercial/industrial buildings, an ambulance depot, and a school.

In 2021, only fifty of the original one hundred and twenty-nine Victorian heritage dwellings once found on this street remain, compared to the 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information

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