38 Abbotsford Street

38 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

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • Balcony
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • Windows

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • Path

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

This home and surrounding 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
1886 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 1871 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 1970 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
1942 1955 Desmond Rowland Hatcher Index
1941 1941 Duncan Brander Hatcher Index
1937 1940 Richard William Pearce Hatcher Index
1935 1936 Emily Thompson Hatcher Index
1934 1934 John Ross Hatcher Index
1933 1933 Jessie Henderson Hatcher Index
1932 1932 Rose Boundy Hatcher Index
1931 1931 Stephen Jones Hatcher Index
1926 1929 Robert James Wright Hatcher Index
1925 1925 Charles White Hatcher Index
1921 1924 Jessie Devereaux Hatcher Index
1919 1920 John Bredin Hatcher Index
1900 1918 Edward T Hickey Hatcher Index
1898 1899 Samuel Hatty Hatcher Index
1894 1897 Charles Simpson Hatcher Index
1889 1891 Mrs Taylor Hatcher Index
1888 1888 Robert Shaw Hatcher Index
1886 1887 James Morris Hatcher Index
1885 1885 Thomas Burns Hatcher Index
1884 1884 William Irvine Hatcher Index
1883 1883 George Brown Hatcher Index
1882 1882 Mrs Franklin Hatcher Index
1881 1881 J Comerford Hatcher Index
1880 1880 James Gray Hatcher Index
1878 1879 Thomas Phair Hatcher Index
1877 1877 Mrs Edwardes Hatcher Index
1876 1876 Richard Newsome Hatcher Index
1875 1875 Miss Daley Hatcher Index
1873 1873 Wigton Hatcher Index
1871 1871 Richard Manuel Hatcher Index
1870 1870 Unoccupied Hatcher Index

Social History

Richard Manuel of Melbourne was an Engineer in 1871.

The Australasian

Joseph Luckman lived here in 1872 from the Sands & McDougall directory.

Sands & McDougall

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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