17 Chetwynd Street

17 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

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Land Details

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

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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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 Gray N 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 W. J. Ogilvy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1910 E. A. Day source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 W. J. Reeve source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1895 J. Rogerson 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

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