155 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 155 was also known as 85 and 87 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2004

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


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

Building Details

No Entries Found

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features




  • Fence
    Timber

    photographer Stephen Hatcher 2022


  • Gate
    Timber

    photographer Stephen Hatcher 2022


  • Steps
    Timber

    photographer Stephen Hatcher 2022


  • Doors
    Timber

    photographer Stephen Hatcher 2022


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer Stephen Hatcher 2022


  • Walls
    Timber

    photographer Stephen Hatcher 2022


  • Roof
    Steel

    photographer Stephen Hatcher 2022



Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. H. Jennings, first Crown land purchaser 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 1960 V. Verdi source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1955 G. Verdi source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1945 Samuel J. Henry source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 Albert W. Edmonds source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 Mrs. E. Drew (nurse) (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 John Kidd (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1920 Mrs. Martha Gill (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 John Leach (87) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88453333 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Edward Robinson (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Henry Ashland (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Alfred Davies (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 Robert Cowan (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Peter Gleeson (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. S. Murray (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. Taylor (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1885 Hannah Furlong (music teacher) (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1886 Denis John McCarthy, Timothy McCarthy (boilermaker) (87) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article190849983 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1878 1880 Mrs. R. Gordon (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1879 1880 J. E. Martin and Mrs. A. H. Martin (midwife) (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1876 1878 William Geddes (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1874 1877 H. W. Shalless (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1875 Mrs. Swaine (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1874 1874 J. Girardet (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1867 1873 F. G. Bell (contractor) (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1873 C. Ivory (87) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1866 1866 Mrs. Cary (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1860 1865 William Lindsay (joiner) (85) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1919 The Argus.

JUDICIAL AND LAW NOTICES.
In the Supreme Court of Victoria, 1919, No. 224 – To Sarah Emily Haworth Leach, Formerly of 87 Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne. -Take notice that your husband, James Leach, of 87 Chetwynd street, North Melbourne, labourer, has instituted divorce proceedings against you on the ground of desertion; and further lake notice that you are required to have an APPEARANCE ENTERED to the petition herein at the office of the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court, William street, Melbourne, within one month from the date hereof, and in default of such appearance the suit will be heard in your absence. V. S. Doria, 469 Chancery lane, Melbourne, solicitor for the petitioner.

source: The Argus


1916 Flemington Spectator.

DOUBLY MARRIED
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BIGAMLY CHARGE HEARD
WOMAN COMMITTED FOR TRIAL
Sarah Emily Howarth Leach, a delicate looking woman, was charged at Essendon on Monday with committing bigamy. Accused, who was accommodated with a chair and wept at intervals during the hearing, pleaded guilty. James Leach, of 87 Chetwynd street, Nth. Melbourne, said: I was married to defendant at Radcliffe, England, on the 25th .November, 1890, by the Rev. Heber Marr, and I produce a copy of the church register. Defendant’s maiden name was Ramsbotham. We resided together at the above address until August 19, 1915. Defendant left me on that date, and I discovered later that she was living at Ascot Vale, and had been married to a man in that suburb. I informed the police, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. John I. Mudford, minister of the Church of Christ, Newmarket, and residing at Munro street, Ascot Vale, deposed that on 1st September, 1915, he celebrated a marriage between defendant and one Alexander James Westrop. The marriage was celebrated at 201 Epsom road, Ascot Vale, defendant giving her name as Sarah Smith, and describing herself as a spinster. Vera Jackson gave evidence to the effect that she was present at the Ascot Vale marriage, and signed the certificate as a witness.

source: Flemington Spectator


1894 Melbourne Leader.

MURRAY.— On the 1st January, at her late residence, No. 85 Chetwynd-street, North Melbourne, Susan Murray, the beloved mother of Mr. Thomas Murray, of South Melbourne, and Mrs. Anthony Gill, of Huntly, aged 81 years.

source: Melbourne Leader



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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