417 Dryburgh Street

417 Dryburgh Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Also known as Claremont-Villa, former home of John Laurens, Esq., M. P. Source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10541077
Previous Address 417 was previously known as 205 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
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Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2013

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


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. record of the 1865 Crown land sale

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 superior brick villa and extensive gardens built in the late 1860s for John and Elizabeth Laurens that once existed on this site was demolished in the 1970s and replaced by a three storey block of  12 flats.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1/11/1865 Mr. John Laurens, 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
1974 1974 Flats source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1970 1970 not available source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1965 1965 S. Amato source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1955 1960 G. Desanto source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1950 1950 Mrs. L. M. Moden source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1920 1945 William Edward Moden (Victoria Police) and Mrs. Linda Mary Moden http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12152318 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1905 1915 Albert A. Oates (number changed to 205) http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201124465 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1895 1901 Mrs. Elizabeth Laurens http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10541077 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1865 1890 John Laurens M.L.A. and Mrs. Elizabeth Laurens source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin

Social History

1901 The Argus

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27.
At Eleven O’clock.
On the Premises,
CLAREMONT-VILLA,
205 DRYBURGH STREET,
NORTH MELBOURNE.
HANDSOME
VILLA
FURNITURE
And Effects
Comprising
Seven Rooms and All Conveniences, Bathroom, Pantries, Laundry, Stables, Coachhouse, &c.: Land 64ft. 6in. X 132.
EXECUTOR’S SALE.
GD. LANGRIDGE and SON have received instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, as above, That most perfect VILLA RESIDENCE, occupying a commanding position, crown of
hill, close to trams (fore 2d. ). This property is in perfect order; the dwelling is all that can be desired, with handsome verandah
three sides, and the land is tastefully laid out in flower and fruit gardens. This charming home is being sold under the instructions from THE TRUSTEES, EXECUTORS, and AGENCY COMPANY, us executor in the estate of the late John Laurens, Esq., M.P., For particulars of title apply Messrs.  HADEN SMITH and FITCHETT, of TEMPLE COURT,  COLLINS-STREET.
Terms-One-fourth cash; balance in 1, 2 and 3 years, at 4.5 per cent. ; or cash at option of purchaser.
Orders to view from the auctioneers’ offices. 10 and 12 Queen-street, city; 64 Smith-street, and Clifton Hill.

source: The Argus



Context and Streetscape

Precinct
The current property is 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
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.

Streetscape

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