|Also known as||Prince Albert then later Albert Hotel|
|Previous Address||195 was also known as 91 Capel Street, West Melbourne.|
|Style||Victorian : 1840-1890|
|Builder||Robert Pringle, Victoria Street, Hotham.|
Timelapse Building Images
Notice of intent to build.
Street: Victoria near corner of Capel street
Owner & Builder: Robert Pringle, Victoria Street, Hotham
Fee: £ 6.5.0
Type: Two story shops, dwelling and bakehouse.
source: Burchett Index
Subsequent Building Alterations
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
Statement of Significance
What is significant?
Contributory elements include:
How is it significant?
Why is it significant?
source: West Melbourne Heritage Review 2016
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source: Hatcher Index|
|1873||Robert Pringle, Hotham baker, councillor and mayor in the 1870s||source: The Argus 1878|
|1859||Mr. Maxwell Reynolds and Adam English, first Crown land purchasers||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|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source Hatcher Index|
|1910||1920||Miss. Mary Fraser, Albert Hotel||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1905||1905||Mrs Eva Webb, Albert Hotel||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1900||1900||Mrs. S. Cassidy, Albert Hotel||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1895||1895||Mrs. Ellen Farrell, Albert Hotel||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1890||1890||Michael Coffee, Albert Hotel||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1878||Alfred Hardham, Albert Hotel licensee||source: West Melbourne Heritage Review 2016|
1878. TENDERS will be received until 5 o’clock p.m. on rang, the 21st inst., at Hardham’s Albert Hotel, Capel street, West Melbourne, where plans and specifications may be seen, for the FORMATION of a Bowling, Green.
source: The Argus 1878
Context and Streetscape
This property resides within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.
The Capel streetscape can be characterised as a mix of Victorian and modern buildings. Eight of the original seventeen single-story Victorian terrace dwellings plus some double storey commercial buildings are on its western side, south of Victoria Street, while on the eastern side, the street retains sixteen of its original thirty-six, wider sized early Victorian, two storey terrace homes, as well as two story modern public housing townhouses.
Crossing over Victoria Street to the north on the eastern side, nineteen of the original thirty-two equally fine examples of early two storey Victoria terrace dwellings can be seen, dispersed by a small number of modern two storey buildings. Unfortunately, all twenty-two of the original Victorian terrace dwellings on the western side from Victoria to Queensberry streets have all been demolished, replaced by taller modern commercial buildings that are out of character with the existing surrounding Victorian architecture of this once predominantly single and double storey residential streetscape.
Heritage of note include two 2 storey terraces at 62 and 64, both have National Trust classifications and Heritage Victoria registrations. Two more include two single storey terraces dwellings at 81 and 83 that were designed by the distinguished Australian architect, Mr. George Raymond Johnson.
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