32 Chetwynd Street

32 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

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Land Details

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

Building Details

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished sometime after 1960 and replaced by an industrial building, then that was demolished and replaced by the current five storey block of flats in 2003.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. Orlando Fenwick, 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
1970 1970 Symington R & WH & Co P/L (workshops) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1960 D. R. Mather source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 Mrs. V. Steventon source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1930 L. Danielson source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 H. Brearley source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 M. Bourke source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 E. Courtney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1905 J. Young source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1872 F. J. Wright http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5840302 source: The Argus 1872

Social History

1872 The Argus.

WRIGHT.—On the 29th ult., at 32 Chetwynd-street, West Melbourne, the wife of F J. Wright of a son.

source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5840302



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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