|Also known as|
|Previous Address||348 was previously known as 164 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne||Source: from the 1895 MMBW map|
Timelapse Building Images
348 was located down the street past the hotel on the left.
source: North Melbourne Library
Detail of 1950’s aerial photo of North Melbourne.
State Library of Victoria.
Subsequent Building Alterations
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
The Victorian period family home with its own private back yard garden that once stood on this area of land was demolished sometime after 1965.
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source: Hatcher Index|
|Mr. J. 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|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source Hatcher Index|
|1970||1970||development site||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1960||1965||Horace Hull||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1930||1955||Alfred William and Julia Colyer, nee Horrigan||http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244990228||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1925||1925||Alfreed Cerini||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1920||1920||Thomas Smith||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1915||1915||Arthur Woolcock||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1910||1910||Mrs. Sarah J. Weir||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1905||1905||M. Scotchard, grocer||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1895||1900||Mrs Caroline Pierce||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
|1890||1890||Robert E. Condon||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin|
1897. FIRE.-About 1.48 p.m. on Wednesday, a fire broke out in a three-roomed weatherboard cottage in Wood-street, near the Laurel Hotel. The property, which was an old one, burnt quickly, and was soon pretty well gutted. It was rented by a man named Chas. English, who occupied one room, and let the other two. He was absent at the time of the outbreak, which his son says was caused by a kerosene lamp upsetting.
The small quantity of furniture burnt was covered by insurance. it-is not known how the house stands in this respect. The North Melbourne branch of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, under Superintendent Mason, and firemen from other stations were quickly in attendance, and prevented further damage by the fire.
North Melbourne Courier
1881. FIRE AT HOTHAM-HILL,
At half-past 11 o’clock on Saturday morning a fire occurred at the Laurel Hotel, occupied by Mr. George Clayton, at the corner of Dryburgh and Wood streets, Hotham-hill, resulting in tho almost total destruction of the hotel premises and an adjoining three roomed weatherboard cottage, occupied by John Gallagher. The hotel premises were composed of a two story front brick building, with five weatherboard rooms at the back, which were used as a parlour, sleeping apartments, and kitchen. Mrs. Clayton was engaged cooking the dinner in the kitchen, and during her temporary absence the strong wind which was blowing scattered some sparks from the fireplace, and caused the light inflammable structure to ignite. The whole building was quickly in flames, and although the Hotham, Carlton, Albion, and Insurance brigades were promptly in attendance, they were unable to do more than save the brick portion of the place from destruction. A difficulty was experienced in the water supply, the pressure being very light, and the brigades were in consequence prevented from bringing the whole of their available resources into active service. The five weather-board rooms and the adjoining cottage were completely destroyed, and the hotel was damaged to some extent. The hotel, furniture, and effects were covered by insurance in the Australia Felix office, and the cottage was insured m the National office for £150.
Context and Streetscape
This property is located within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
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