360 Dryburgh Street

360 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2022

Also known as Laurel Hotel Source: Rob Oke
Previous Address 360 previously known as 172 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne
Constructed (1st) 1860’s (2nd) 1960s
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Timelapse Building Images

Patrons of the Hotel.

source: Rob Oke

source: North Melbourne Library


Land Details

Building Details

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Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The Victorian hotel on the corner of Wood and Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne was demolished in the 1960s and the site was redeveloped to include 18 residential properties.

Owners

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

Residents

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 Mrs. A.M. French – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1950 1955 J. Locantro – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1945 1945 William J. Grant – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1935 1940 J./ P. De Freitas – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1930 1930 Bert Hughes – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1925 1925 William and Mrs. Essie C. Jordan – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1920 1920 Terence J. Mulgrew – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1910 1915 John J. Mahony – Laurel Hotel http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5725973 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1905 1905 Mrs. Norah Hamilton – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1900 1900 Mrs. Eliza King – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1895 1895 Henry King – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1890 1890 J. McMaster – Laurel Hotel source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin

Social History

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


1885. INQUESTS.
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.
The City Coroner held an inquest on Monday last at Newmarket on the body of Michael Campbell, aged 30, a carpenter, who was found dead on the railway at Ascot Vale on Monday. The witnesses examined were Elizabeth Campbell, wife of deceased , Edwin Knight, a boy 12 years of age, who first discovered the body ; Heather Dunlop, sergeant of police; John Hyland Germaine, landlord of the Laurel Hotel ; Robert Dight, engine driver ; and Dr. J. Campbell. From their evidence it would appear that about eight o’clock on Saturday evening the deceased left home to get two bottles of beer at the Laurel Hotel, where he partook of four glasses of ale and remained about an hour.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197981493

Melbourne Leader


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.

The Argus


1875. CRICKET.
A special meeting of the Hotham-hill Club will be held this evening, at Clayton’s Laurel Hotel, Hotham-hill.

The Age



Context and Streetscape

Precinct

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.
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
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Streetscape

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