23 Chetwynd Street

23 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Felicity Jack 2020

Also known as
Previous Address 23 was also known as 33 Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne before street renumbering. Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed 12/9/1871
Style
Architect
Builder James Roberts

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. 1859 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

Notice of Intention to Build.

Number: 4552

Date : 12/9/1871

Street: Chetwynd Street [21 and 23]

Owner/Builder: James Roberts

Type: Two 2-storey brick houses[with their own private back gardens]

Fee: £3.0.0

source: Burchett Index


Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. John Thomas Smith, 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 Koi Ko source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1970 Mrs. D. Ciantar source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1950 Leslie Virgin source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 Mrs. Alice M. Murphy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Miss. Bridget Wallace source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Arthur G. Heenan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Hugh F. Todd source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1905 Miss. Mary Bailie source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1877 1890 Alexander and Margaret Bailie, nee Mclaughlan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1875 1876 John Gillen source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1894 The Age.

BAILIE.— On the 9th June, at his residence, 23 Chetwynd-street, West Melbourne, Alexander, beloved husband of Margaret Bailie, and father of Mrs. J. A. Caven, Flemington. For many years inspector [of works], Victorian
Railways. R.I.P. Interred Sunday, 10th June.

source: The Age


http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/69341

image source: State Library of Victoria


1874 The Age.

INFORMATION WANTED of JOHN GILLEN, who came to Australia 35 or 40 years ago; was last heard from in 1869, at Clay River. If he will address,  giving paiticulnrs of himself, to Matthew James Richards, Box 992, New York post office, United States, it will be to his advantage.

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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