220 Chetwynd Street

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

Also known as
Previous Address 220 was also known as 104 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
  3. 1965 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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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
1965 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: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1974 1974 Car Park source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1970 P. Megaton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 A. Scalora source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1955 Victor Milana source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1950 1950 Mrs. Beatrice Holden source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1945 William and Beatrice Holden source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1903 Mrs. H Fowler http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201466040 source: Ovens and Murray Advertiser

Social History

1894 The Age.

THIS DAY. At 3 o’Clock. On the Premises, 102, 104 and 106 Chetwynd-street, NORTH MELBOURNE, 3 W.B. COTTAGES.
T. GREEN has received instructions from the owner to sell by aucetion, at 3 o’clock, on Saturday. 20th January, 3 W.B. cottages, on land having a frontage of 33 ft. to Chetwynd-street by a depth of 66 ft. along St. John’s-placc. The cottages are always let, producing £56 per annum, suitable to a person of moderate means seeking a good income for a small outlay, an investment where the purchaser cannot go wrong, the property being centrally situated. Title, Crown Certificate.

source: The Age



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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