175 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 175 was also known as 99 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. 1852 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The original double fronted timber Victorian era family dwelling that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by the current three storey concrete apartment building with basement parking. Built and subdivided into 17 units in 1998.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1852 Mr. Alfred Cumberland, 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
1955 1960 Vivian M. Lock source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1950 1950 William Baker source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1945 Mrs. E. M. Vine source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1935 Miss. Jane O’Beirne source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1915 William O’Beirne source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1905 1905 Mrs M Delaney (dressmaker) AND Mrs. C. Lynch source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1900 John S. M. Duross (woodyard) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 John Rundin (woodyard) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 James White (bootmaker) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1885 George Thompson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1878 1880 Mrs. Margaret Thompson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1877 James Rogers and William Hall source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1869 1874 Alexander Braid (blacksmith) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1887 The Age.

SATURDAY, 3rd DECEMBER.
At 3 o’Clock.
On the Premises, No 99 Chetwynd-street, HOTHAM,
near Arden-street.
Double Fronted COTTAGE and LAND.
By Order of tho Executors.
J. Green has received instructions to sell by public auction, as above.
Land having a frontage of 19 ft. to Chclwynd-street by a depth of 70 ft. through to a made right of way, on which is erected a six-roomed double fronted wooden cottage, with corr. iron roof, reg. grate in front room ; cedar mantlepiece, cupboards and gas oven in large roomy kitchen, and gas all through. The situation is central, within 5 minutes’ walk of the North Melbourne Town Hall, and close to the city. Title perfect. Terms at sale. J. Green, auctioneer, 107 Queensberry-street, Hatham. North Melbourne.

source: The Age



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.

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