204 Capel Street

204 Capel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher
Also known as
Previous Address 204 was also known as 90 Capel Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2004

source: http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Land Details

  1. Current map
  2. 1895 MMBW map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  4. 1860 report of the Government Land Sale

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 current very impressively built pair of 1881 homes at 204 and 206 replaced three earlier cottage dwellings on this site when viewing the 1895 MMBW map.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1860 Mr. James Fenwick, 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
1974 1974 M. Pigram source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1960 1965 Mrs. E. A. McWhirter source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1930 1955 Peter J. McWhirter source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1925 1925 Miss. Margaret Walsh source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1910 1920 James Walsh source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1905 1905 Charles James White and Emily White, nee Jenkins source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020 and BDM Victoria.
1900 1900 Thomas Auld source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1895 1895 Burgess source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1885 1890 Mrs Mary Jackson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.

Social History

1905. WHITE.—The Friends of Mr. CHARLES JAMES WHITE are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved youngest daughter to the place of interment, the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his residence, 90 Capel-street, North Melbourne, THIS DAY (Saturday, 25th), at 4 o’clock punctually.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9889244

Vera Emily White was the daughter of Charles James White and his wife Emily White, nee Jenkins.

source: www.bdm.vic.gov.au

source: The Argus 1905


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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

The controls listed below affect this property:

This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.

Streetscape

The 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.

Other Information

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