200 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 200 was also known as 74 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
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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 industrial building on this site was demolished around the early 1900s and the current house was built before 1915.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private 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
1965 1974 R. A. Collins source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1960 George F. Lockwood source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Mrs. Mary Wilkinson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1930 Albert G. Farrant source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 William G. Griffiths source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Rev. William White (CoE) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 David Munro & Co. (contractors & engineers) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9797378 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1880 1880 Pearson & Downey (contractors) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1898 The Argus.

Mr. David Munro, who died last week, was a very old colonist. He came to Victoria with his parents 45 years ago, when a lad of 11. He worked his way up till he became the leading member of the firm of David Munro and Co., contractors and engineers, the business afterwards being taken over by a limited liability company. Among the contracts they undertook and successfully completed were the construction of Prince’s-bridge and the Queen’s-bridge. Although with others a heavy loser during the financial troubles of the last few years, Mr. Munro’s closing days were peaceful, he having outlived his business anxieties. He leaves a widow and several grown-up children.

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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