|Also known as||Black & Spence Confectioners, earlier known as Black Brothers Confectionary.||Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory 1895|
|Previous Address||294-298 Victoria Street was previously known as 48-50 Victoria Street, Hotham before street renumbering.||Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory 1895|
Timelapse Building Images
Elements of this buildings Victorian heritage can be seen by looking down the side and up at the distinctive detail on the chimney, its brickwork and the masonry treatment around its side windows.
photographer Stephen Hatcher
Acknowledgement: original photo donated to Hotham History Project photographic collection in 2022 by Gerri Hopper of Kew East.
source: the Hotham History Project collection
Subsequent Building Alterations
Other than the 1940s alteration to its facade, the original fabric behind this Victorian building once occupied by highly regarded manufacturers of Black and Spence Confectioners is mostly intact. The 1940s alterations can be undone and this building can be returned back to its original Victorian grandeur in the future. It is one of a small number of an early confectionery industry building still in existence and its original structure must be retained for the benefit of future generations.
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source: Hatcher Index|
|8/7/1864||Mr. C. H. Cleary, first Crown land purchaser|
|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|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source Hatcher Index|
|Black and Spence Confectionary||source: Hatcher Index|
1937 The Story of Our Secondary Industries.
1897 The North Melbourne Gazette.
source: The North Melbourne Gazette
1886 The Hotham Shooting Case.
1883 The Confectioners Strike.
1883 The Tariff Commission.
1883 Manufacturing Confectioners Association.
1883 TRADE SOCIETY MEETINGS.
Context and Streetscape
The property is situated 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
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