4 Hawke Street

4 Hawke Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019
Also known as Claremont Terrace 1868-1890, then known as Mary Terrace from 1895 onwards. Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address 1 Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 21/8/1868
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Architect
Builder Alexander McIntosh of 186 King Street

Timelapse Building Images

2009

http://maps.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

1983

photographer: Graeme Butler

Land Details

Building Details

Melbourne council building application number 2772.

This terrace home along with the other 4 in the row were built and owned by Mr Alexander McIntosh. Houses 4 and 6 were built in the first stage in 1868, then houses 8 and 10 were built in 1869 and finally house 12 was built in 1870.

As if building wasn’t enough, McIntosh also owned and run a very successful wholesale & retail grocery, wine and spirit store at 186 King Street West Melbourne with his wife in the 1880’s.

Street addresses were changed in 1889 and that address on King street east side, somewhere between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne.

1 – 8
Architects Building Type
71992 McIntosh, Alexander Melbourne VIC Warehouses McIntosh, Alexander 1854 09 12 1627
77283 McIntosh, A West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – 186 King St 1868 08 21 2772
77285 McIntosh, A – West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melbourne 1869 04 1 3126
77292 McIntosh, A West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melbourne 1870 01 14 3664
72730 McIntosh, A Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melboourne 1871 08 16 4516
82788 McIntosh, Alexander Parkville VIC Houses McIntosh, Alexander 1872 09 20 5018
72785 McIntosh, Alex West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, Alex 1876 02 14 6649
78748 McIntosh, Alex Carlton VIC Houses Rankine, William – Station St 1883 10 8 523

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Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Building Ornamentation
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Chimney
    Brick

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

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.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1972 1974 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works Hatcher Index
1956 1971 Guiseppe Scalone Hatcher Index
1950 1955 Dorothy McKay & others Hatcher Index
1923 1949 William McKay & Margaret Fraser Hatcher Index
1914 1922 McCarthy’s Estate Hatcher Index
1908 1913 Mrs Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1902 1907 McCarthyTrustees Hatcher Index
1885 1901 William & Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1868 1884 Alexander McIntosh Hatcher Index
1867 Alexander McIntosh (vacant land) 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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1974 1974 Paul Zahra Hatcher Index
1973 1973 Dorothy May Leoni Hatcher Index
1957 1971 Guiseppe Scalone Hatcher Index
1943 1955 Nellie Hughes Hatcher Index
1941 1942 Donald Blythman Hatcher Index
1934 1940 Mrs Rosliet Orr Hatcher Index
1930 1933 Mrs Augusta De Mamiel Hatcher Index
1928 1929 Edward Jacks Hatcher Index
1923 1927 William & Margaret McKay Hatcher Index
1919 1922 John T McShae Hatcher Index
1917 1918 George Morehouse Hatcher Index
1915 1916 William J Veal Hatcher Index
1914 1914 McCarthy’s Estate Hatcher Index
1902 1913 Mrs Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1886 1901 William & Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1884 1885 Walter Hamilton Hatcher Index
1882 1882 Edward Hepburn Hatcher Index
1881 1881 William Hughes Hatcher Index
1879 1879 George Travaskis Hatcher Index
1878 1878 Mrs Finn Hatcher Index
1877 1877 Edward Duckett Hatcher Index
1874 1876 Thomas S Elliott
1870 1873 Antoni Ball Hatcher Index

Social History

1884. Alexander McIntosh

North Melbourne Advertiser



Context and Streetscape

Precinct
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

Streetscape

This streetscape contains a collection of outstanding Victorian buildings because they are a particularly well preserved group from a similar period or style and because they are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

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