4 Hawke Street

4 Hawke Street
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019
Also known as Claremont Terrace, later Mary Terrace Source: West Melbourne Heritage Review 2016
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Style Victorian : 1840-1890
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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

What is significant?

The Crown Grantee for this land and a King Street grocer, Alexander McIntosh, applied to build this row of five five-room brick houses over three stages extending from 1868 to 1870.

The row took the name Claremont Terrace, later Mary Terrace. Alexander died wealthy in 1884.

William McCarthy was a later owner of the row and lived with wife Margaret in number 4 until his death in 1901.

A `Gentleman’ at his death, his last will was signed with his mark, an `X’, indicative of the self-made entrepreneurs in the Melbourne early area.

Typically the other houses were leased out.

Contributory elements include:

• one storey parapeted stuccoed cottage row of five, distinguished by the sweep in the parapet line with change of level;

• simple cemented cornice moulds, brackets;

• face brick side and rear walls, gabled dividing walls expressed above the roof;

• pitched roof behind the parapet clad with corrugated iron, with cemented and corniced chimneys also early white terra-cotta pots;

• concave roof front verandah with panelled cast-iron serpentine frieze and brackets;

• double-hung sash windows;

• four-panel entry door and toplight; and

• contribution to valuable Victorian-era streetscape.

Publicly visible side wall rendered.

source: West Melbourne Heritage Review 2016.

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