36 Abbotsford Street

36 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

Also known as Luckman’s Terraces (36 & 38) Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address
Constructed 26/10/1869
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Builder Joseph Luckman

Timelapse Building Images



Land Details

1895 MMBW map

Building Details

A single fronted double story paint and rendered brick building with balcony, bluestone foundations and corrugated iron roof and open garden space. The original roof could have been slate.

Notice of Intent to Build.

26/10/1869, Registration number 3531.
Fee paid: £3.0.0 (for 36 & 38)
Builder: Mr. Joseph Luckman
Owner: Mr Joseph Luckman

Other significant building work carried out by Joseph Luckman was at 38 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne.

Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Building Ornamentation

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • Windows

    Photographer Stephen Hatcher 2020

  • Doors

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • Gate
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • Fin Wall

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

This section of Victorian era terrace buildings does have important social, historical and architectural significance for Abbotsford street and the wider surrounding neighborhood


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1974 1974 Tilly Slonimski Hatcher Index
1969 1973 Slonimski Estate Hatcher Index
1956 1968 Chuna & Tilly Slonimski Hatcher Index
1955 1955 Leighburn P/L Hatcher Index
1948 1954 RB Shankley P/L Hatcher Index
1941 1947 George Alfred Admans Hatcher Index
1932 1940 Rhoda Fullarton Millis Hatcher Index
1924 1931 Charles White Hatcher Index
1918 1923 Eftiemus Saluba Hatcher Index
1885 1917 Thomas Burns Hatcher Index
1884 1884 Henry Jennings Hatcher Index
1883 1883 Jennings & Jennings Agents Hatcher Index
1882 1882 Green Agents Hatcher Index
1877 1881 J N Thompson Hatcher Index
1872 1876 William Hurley Hatcher Index
1869 1872 Joseph Luckman Hatcher Index
1868 J Downie (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
1972 1974 Gerald Georges Hatcher Index
1967 1971 Coin-A-Matic P/L Hatcher Index
1966 1966 Stuart Agnew & Winifred Joyce Hatcher Index
1965 1965 Stuart A L Agnew & Co Hatcher Index
1963 1963 Alvin Furniture Productions Hatcher Index
1957 1962 Chuna & Tilly Slonimski Hatcher Index
1940 1954 Matthew Postgate Hatcher Index
1939 1939 John William Whelan Hatcher Index
1936 1937 Mona Ford Hatcher Index
1935 1935 Mrs Elizabeth Chapman Hatcher Index
1934 1934 Elizabeth Jones Hatcher Index
1932 1932 Rose Boundy Hatcher Index
1931 1931 Frederick Evans Hatcher Index
1929 1929 Alfred John Hunter Hatcher Index
1928 1928 Charles Kellett Hatcher Index
1925 1927 James Clarke Hatcher Index
1922 1924 William Hill Hatcher Index
1909 1921 Edward English Hatcher Index
1905 1908 James Leahy Hatcher Index
1885 1904 Thomas Burns Hatcher Index
1884 1884 William Lyster Hatcher Index
1883 1883 Mrs Webb Hatcher Index
1880 1882 John Longstaff Hatcher Index
1878 1879 Edward Noble Hatcher Index
1877 1877 Rob Hause Hatcher Index
1876 1876 John Ring Hatcher Index
1875 1875 James Anderson Hatcher Index
1870 1870 unoccupied Hatcher Index

Social History

1872 Sands & McDougall directory.

Sands & Madougall directory

Context and Streetscape

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


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.

Other Information


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