210 Capel Street

210 Capel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as
Previous Address 210 was also known as 98 Capel Street, a Victorian-era family home in Hotham before the current building and street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
Style
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2012

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

1970’s

214, 212, 210 and 208 Capel Street North Melbourne.

North Melbourne Library


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 original historic Victorian building on this land was demolished and replaced by a 2 storey townhouse.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1860 Mr. Kenneth Gunn, 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 car park source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1950 1965 Mrs Dora Norris source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1945 1945 Henry A. Briggs source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1940 1940 Miss. Rita Larter source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1935 1935 Thomas Murray source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1930 1930 Patrick Dillon source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1925 1925 Mrs. Annie Rogers source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1920 1920 Peter Smith source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1915 1915 James T. Henry source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1905 1910 Mrs. Mary MacRae source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1900 1900 Isaac Demby source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1895 1895 James Biles source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. D. R. Coleman source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.

Social History

1903. DEMBY.—On the 14th February, at his residence, No. 98 Capel-street, North Melbourne, Isaac the dearly beloved husband of Ann Demby, also beloved father of Mrs. W. Brown and Mrs. F. Payne of Charles-street, Ascot Vale in his 81st year.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9811467

source: The Argus 1903


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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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