150 Capel Street

150 Capel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Sue Scarfe

Also known as
Previous Address 150 was also known as 46 Capel Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2021

photographer Stephen Hatcher


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




  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Fence
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Gate
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Doors
    Timber

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Hardware
    Other metal

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Hardware
    Other metal

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Windows
    Timber

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Balcony
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Roof
    Tin

    photographer Sue Scarfe



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. 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
1960 1974 Mrs. V. J. Martin source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1955 1955 John B. Martin source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1950 1950 John Maudesley source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1935 1945 Mrs. Emma M. McGlade source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1920 1930 Mrs E. C. Wilson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1915 Miss. Lizzy Garry source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1910 1910 Reece Jones source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1905 1905 John Holmgren source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1900 1900 James McMillan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1895 1895 William and Agnes Jean Kettlewell, nee Dodd. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203615215 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. Ellen Cocking source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.

Social History

1895. KETTLEWELL.—On the 11th July, Agnes Jane Kettlewell, of No. 46 Capel-street, North Melbourne, eldest daughter of the late Hugh Dodd, of Alma, and beloved wife of William Henry Kettlewell, aged 36 years.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203615215

source: The Age 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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