43 Hawke Street

43 Hawke Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019
Also known as Kipling’s row house Source: Bill Cook’s Amendment 258 Panel submission
Previous Address 23 Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 1870 and 30/9/1878
Style Victorian, Late: 1875-1901
Architect
Builder Crawford and Anderson of Elizabeth Street North then Frederick Wittpan of 302 Rathdown Street North Carlton

Timelapse Building Images

2018

House façade refurbished 2o18 -19. Heritage colours of coral, cream around the windows and terracotta downpipes, roof and timber enclosing lacework. Lacework similar to that featured on 45  replaced the wrought iron. Front brick  fence configured to match the house façade.

Bill Cook

2009

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

1983

photographer: Graeme Butler

Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

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

Building Details

1870 1st building constructed by Crawford and Anderson of Elizabeth Street North. Building application number 3743.

Other work carried out by the same builder is listed below.

1 – 5
Architects Building Type
72687 Henry, – West Melbourne VIC Shops Crawford & Anderson – Melbourne 1869 08 17 3395
77291 Woodham, – West Melbourne VIC Houses Crawford & Anderson – Melbourne 1869 12 21 3629
77294 Cunningham, James West Melbourne VIC Houses Crawford & Anderson – 84 Elizabeth St N 1870 02 16 3743
71966 Welch, W H Melbourne VIC Warehouses Crawford & Anderson – 84 Elizabeth nth 1870 04 27 3879
77691 Mason, James Melbourne VIC Houses; Shops Crawford & Anderson – 84 Elizabeth St Nth 1872 05 8 4809

1878 alterations to an existing building executed by Frederick Wittpan of 302 Rathdown Street North Carlton.

Other work carried out by the same builder is listed below.

1 – 1
Architects Building Type
78241 Wittpan, Frederick Carlton VIC Houses Wittpan, Frederick 1877 07 24 7280

PROV and https://www.mileslewis.net/australian-architectural

Subsequent Building Alterations

Cast Iron lacework reinstated in 2018.

photographer: Bill Cook

Architectural Features


  • Fin Wall
    Concrete

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Building Ornamentation
    Cast Iron

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Fin Wall
    Concrete

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Balcony
    Cast Iron

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Balcony
    Timber

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Balcony
    Timber

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Windows
    Glass

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Windows
    Glass

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Building Ornamentation
    Cast Iron

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Fence
    Render

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

How is it significant?

  • Cunningham and Kipling’s house is significant historically and aesthetically to West Melbourne.

Why is it significant?

  • Historically representative of a major growth period in West Melbourne.
  • Aesthetically for the ornate façade detailing, its siting within the streetscape, and as contributory to a significant Victorian –era streetscape.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1969 1974 Charles & Censina Engerer Hatcher Index
1964 1968 Paul Camilleri Hatcher Index
1948 1963 Louisa Emelia Snow Hatcher Index
1924 1947 Maurice S Freeman Hatcher Index
1900 1923 Henry Kipling Estate Hatcher Index
1877 1899 Henry Kipling Hatcher Index
1872 1876 James Cunningham Hatcher Index
1853 1870 Thomas Allison and A. H. Knight purchased 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
1969 1974 Charles & Censina Engerer Hatcher Index
1968 1968 Ivan Claughorn Hatcher Index
1965 1967 Frank Sumner Hatcher Index
1964 1964 Carmel Ryano Hatcher Index
1946 1963 Louisa Emelia Snow Hatcher Index
1930 1945 Mrs May Peters (as a guest house) Hatcher Index
1929 1929 Patrick McNamara Hatcher Index
1928 1928 Alaxander McAdam Hatcher Index
1927 1927 Frederick Rowlands Hatcher Index
1924 1926 William Dudley Hatcher Index
1917 1923 James White Hatcher Index
1906 1916 Herbert T Cork Hatcher Index
1903 1905 John Cork Hatcher Index
1900 1902 William Jeffley Hatcher Index
1898 1899 John Arthur Hatcher Index
1896 1896 Ellen Bersiker Hatcher Index
1895 1895 Mrs Ellen Cottier Hatcher Index
1891 1891 Mrs Harriet Platt (as a boarding house) Hatcher Index
1890 1890 Henry Kipling Hatcher Index
1889 1889 Henry Lewis Hatcher Index
1878 1888 Henry Kipling Hatcher Index
1876 1877 Henry Kipling & James Cunningham Hatcher Index & Sands McDougall directory
1871 1875 James Cunningham Hatcher Index

Social History

1953.

The Herald


1888.

The Age


1878.

The Age


1878.

The Age


1874.

The Argus


1873.

The Argus


1872.

The Argus


1867.

The Argus


1865.

The Argus



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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