216 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 216 was also known as 102 & 60 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
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Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. 1865 The Argus, Crown 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 Victorian era family dwelling that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by the current three storey block of flats. The site and surrounding property contains 46 flats.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1865 Mr. John Huggins, 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
1900 1900 John Collins (house #102) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 Ernest Hirt source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Thomas Gillespie (same house #102) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1885 1885 Thomas Gillespie (same house #60) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1880 1880 W. Weedon (plumber) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1879 1879 Robert C Jackson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1877 1878 William Leet source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1874 1876 Samuel Moore source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1872 1873 George Highton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

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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
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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