17 Chetwynd Street

17 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe 2022

Also known as
Previous Address 17 was also known as 25 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed (1) 1864 (2) 1925
Style
Architect
Builder (1st) Walter Webster (2nd) unknown

Timelapse Building Images

No Entries Found

Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. 1859 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

Notice of Intention to Build.

Number: 71

Date : 5/2/1864

Street: Chetwynd Street

Owner: John McClelland

Builder: Walter Webster, Hotham

Type: Two cottages [with their own private back gardens]

Fee: £3.0.0

Other building work by Walter Webster can be seen below.

Owner Suburb Building Type Builder Build Date (YYYY MM DD) Reg #
McFarland, Thomas Miller Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Nth Melbourne 1858 12 23 957
Crutch, – Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Nth Melbourne 1860 06 2 333
Hamilton, – Abbotsford Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter 1862 03 8 88
McClelland, John Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Hotham 1864 02 5 71
McClellan, John Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Raglan St 1864 05 12 241
Williamson Victoria Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Melbourne 1864 08 22 417
Bridge, – Victoria Street, Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Melbourne 1864 09 16 452
Young, George Milton Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter 1864 10 11 493
McKenzie, Alexander Abbotsford Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Hotham 1865 03 11 752
Burton, – Latrobe Street, Melbourne Factories Webster, Walter 1865 07 19 979
Young, George Jeffcott Street, West Melbourne Houses; alterations Webster, Walter – Hotham 1865 11 24 1213
McHarg, Andrew William Street, Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Raglan St Hotham 1866 03 5 1366
Wilkinson Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter 1866 04 10 1428
Hamilton, Daniel Abbotsford Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter 1866 04 4 1417
Bamber,- Franklin Street, Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Hotham 1866 07 7 1546
Stewart, John Franklin Street, Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Hotham 1866 08 17 1624
Bamber,- Franklin Street, Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Hotham 1866 08 6 1606
Moonie, James Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Carlton 1867 11 5 2294
Young, George Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter 1868 08 6 2744
Walker, James Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Nth Melbourne 1869 03 19 179
Mullin,- Walsh Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Hotham 1869 05 10 3209
Jenkins, David King Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Raglan St Hotham 1869 08 23 3409
Young, George Spencer Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Hotham 1869 08 6 3369
Stevenson, Thos. Dudley Street, West Melbourne Houses; alterations Webster, Walter – Hotham 1869 09 17 3468
Currie, D – Currie & Richards – Elizabeth St Corner Berkely & Grattan Streets, Carlton Houses Webster, Walter – Preston 1874 10 27 6119
Webster, Walter Park Street, Parkville Houses Webster, Walter 1876 07 29 6843
Lennon, Hugh Emu Lane, Parkville Houses Webster, Walter – Park St Hotham 1877 04 5 7150
Knox, – Royal Park Road, Parkville Houses Webster, Walter – Park St 1877 08 7 7295
Haddon, – Hawke Street, West Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Southgate St Carlton 1878 11 2 7815
Fitzsimmons, Bourke Street, Melbourne Houses Webster, Walter – Hotham 1879 02 3 7888
Bowan, T Fitzgibbon Street, Parkville Houses Webster, Walter – Southgate St Hotham 1879 10 11 8138
Webster, Walter Manningham Street, Parkville Houses Webster, Walter – Southgate St Hotham 1880 10 1 8533
St George’s English Church Trustees Southgate Street, Carlton Houses; Religious Buildings Webster, Walter – Manningham St 1882 05 30 9224

source: Burchett Index


Subsequent Building Alterations

Walter Webster’s two terrace cottages were demolished around 1925 and replaced by the current building on this site.

source: Sands & McDougall directory

Architectural Features




  • Doors
    Timber

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Walls
    Concrete

    photographer Sue Scarfe


  • Walls
    Brick

    photographer Sue Scarfe



Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished sometime after 1921 and replaced by the industrial building on the site today. The factory has since been converted into a family home.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. John McLennan, 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
1970 1974 McDonald & Montgomery & Co (china glass & crockery) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1965 Harris-Williams Press P/L source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1950 1955 Pyrox Ltd (factory) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1945 Army Dept (Ordnance Clothing Store) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 Cave’s Pure Fruit Drinks Ltd (fruit drinks manufacturer) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 N. Gray P/L (egg exporters) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 Gardini Motor Co (motor garage) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Thomas Penman (engineer) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 William J. Ogilvy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1910 Edwin A. Day source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 William J. Reeve source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1895 James Rogerson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1874 1885 John Rogerson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1873 1873 Robert Sandford source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1872 1872 P. Weis source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1871 1871 Arthur Scott source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1869 1870 Ida Icard source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1860 1868 James Mooney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1925. The Herald.

source: The Herald


1923 The Argus.

ENGINEER’S LEG FRACTURED.
When Thomas Penman aged 39 years., engineer of Chetwynd street, West Melbourne, was at work in the engineering shop of Mr. A. E. Harman, Derham street, Port Melbourne, yesterday morning an iron casting fell on his leg causing a fracture. He was admitted to the Melbourne Hospital.

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

Copyright status: This work is in copyright.
Conditions of use: Use of this work allowed provided the creators name and Hotham History Project Inc are acknowledged.

If you or someone you know has any more to add either by old photos or stories of this area, please contact us today. Email info@hothamhistory.org.au