|Also known as|
|Style||Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875|
Timelapse Building Images
1. 1895 MMBW map.
2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
3. First crown land purchaser – Mr T. Short (father of Alexander Edward Short, of Short’s Hotel, corner of Hawke & Spencer Street)
A house and open garden space.
Notice of Intent to Build. (listed as Ireland St but we believe it was Abbotsford St)
13th December 1871, Registration number 4658.
Fee paid: £1.0.0
Builder: Mr. Joseph Over.
Owner: Mr. Joseph Over.
Other significant building works carried out by Joseph Over can be found here.
Subsequent Building Alterations
Joseph Over’s historic “Gold Rush” era terrace was sadly demolished sometime around 1956 and has since been replaced with a 3 level townhouse that has no front or back garden space.
This is the 1895 MMBW map. The valued open back yard garden space marked green at 24 Abbotsford Street Victorian terrace home once had has since been totally lost and now completely built over by the redevelopment.
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
The modern low-rise re-purposing of this ‘interwar’ era industrial building into a residence is a useful display of sustainability and it demonstrates appreciation for maintaining and blending existing valued architecture. However, the lack of any provision for open garden space on this site was a mistake, it could have been incorporated in the overall design to be a truly effective outcome for all stakeholders.
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|1975||to date||Private||Hatcher Index|
|1959||1974||Angelo & Ernesta Taranto||Hatcher Index|
|1956||1958||William Stanley Brown||Hatcher Index|
|1939||1955||Anne Theresa Burns||Hatcher Index|
|1922||1937||Thomas Chapman||Hatcher Index|
|1914||1921||Agnes Baird||Hatcher Index|
|1871||1913||Joseph Over||Hatcher Index|
|1870||T Short (crown land purchaser)||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||Hatcher Index|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|1975||to date||Private||Hatcher Index|
|1959||1974||Taranto’s Ice-Cream Factory||Hatcher Index|
|1957||1958||William Stanley Brown||Hatcher Index|
|1956||1956||condemed house||Hatcher Index|
|1955||1955||Mathew Portgate||Hatcher Index|
|1954||1954||Joan Bradshaw||Hatcher Index|
|1951||1953||Alan Cornelius Ellingham||Hatcher Index|
|1948||1950||Freeman Ellingham||Hatcher Index|
|1943||1947||Francis Harold Wilson||Hatcher Index|
|1940||1942||George F Powis||Hatcher Index|
|1939||1939||Edith Bethell||Hatcher Index|
|1936||1937||Walter George Crawford||Hatcher Index|
|1930||1935||Thomas S Brown||Hatcher Index|
|1927||1929||Margaret Richardson||Hatcher Index|
|1924||1926||Patrick Francis Roulent||Hatcher Index|
|1923||1923||Rosanne Kelly||Hatcher Index|
|1922||1922||Michael McGrath||Hatcher Index|
|1920||1921||John & Irene Webster||Hatcher Index|
|1919||1919||Roy Williams||Hatcher Index|
|1918||1918||Robert A Ness||Hatcher Index|
|1917||1917||William Perrin||Hatcher Index|
|1916||1916||John Roche||Hatcher Index|
|1907||1915||Frederick Gregory||Hatcher Index|
|1904||1906||Charles Ness||Hatcher Index|
|1902||1903||William Walsh||Hatcher Index|
|1899||1901||David Whamond||Hatcher Index|
|1898||1898||Arthur Watt||Hatcher Index|
|1896||1897||Frederick Collins||Hatcher Index|
|1892||1893||Daniel McKenzie||Hatcher Index|
|1890||1891||Ernest Harness||Hatcher Index|
|1889||1889||John Camron||Hatcher Index|
|1888||1888||Joseph Over||Hatcher Index|
|1886||1887||Henry Rayner||Hatcher Index|
|1884||1885||Mrs Agnes Yarra or Yarrow||Hatcher Index|
|1883||1883||William Barr||Hatcher Index|
|1871||1882||Joseph or James Over||Hatcher Index|
Joseph Over was living at 24 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne from 1871 to 1882 then as landlord until 1913.
Sands & McDougall directory
If you know more about any of the other families with a direct connection to this home, we encourage you to make contact with us and share your old photos and stories here.
Context and Streetscape
The current property resides within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
historical map source: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/maps/maps-melbourne-city-suburbs
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.
This streetscape contains a collection of historic Victorian buildings and later buildings. The Victorian homes are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.
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