159 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 159 was also known as 89 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2015

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


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 original timber Victorian era dwelling that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by the current dwelling used as Government Housing.

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 1965 F. Merrizita source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1950 1955 Leo Italiano source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1945 Mrs. L. A. Horley source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1940 Miss. Mary Keogh source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1920 Patrick Keogh source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 Edward James source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Ward source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Denis McCarthy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1857 The Argus.

FOR SALE, cheap, a very handsome and elaborately inlaid Walnut Wood LOO TABLE, to be seen at 89 Chetwynd-street, North Melbourne.
[Loo table is a table from the 18th and 19th centuries, originally designed for the card game loo, which was also known as lanterloo]

source: The Argus



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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