160 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 160 was also known as 52 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
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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 early Victorian era heritage family home with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished after 1955 and replaced by a five storey concrete and brick telephone and communications exchange. Built in 1960.

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 North Melbourne Telephone Exchange source Hatcher Index
1915 1915 John Granger source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 James H. Howard source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Arthur T. Ward source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 Edward Kearsley http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103378983 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 John Hogan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 John Sheehan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1874 1885 John Paul source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1873 Jane Ramsay source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1869 1872 James Campbell source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1900 North Melbourne Courier.

A PITIFUL CASE. At the North Melbourne Court yesterday a man named Edward Kearsley was proceeded against on an ejectment order. His wife appeared, and said her husband, who was a bricklayer, had gone suddenly blind during the might. A medical gentleman in court said sich a thing had been known to come about almost in an instant from an extravasation of blond on
the nerves of the eye. The case was postponed for seven days.

source: North Melbourne Courier



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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