446 La Trobe Street

446 La Trobe Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
image source: 1895 MMBW plan
Also known as
Previous Address 248 Latrobe street before Council street renumbering Source: source: The Argus 1858
Constructed (1) 1853, (2) 1873
Builder James Heffernan

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map

Building Details

1st Notice of intent to build.

Street: Corner King & Latrobe Street

Number: 16.

Date 4/1/1853

Owner & Builder: James Heffernan, Latrobe Street West Melbourne.

Fee: £1.0.0

Type: Wooden building.

Other building work by James Heffernan listed below.

Owner Suburb Type Builder Build Date (YYYY MM DD) Reg no
Heffernan, James – plasterer – off Latrobe Street Melbourne Houses Heffernan, James 1850 12 16 515
Heffernan, James – Latrobe St west Melbourne Buildings Heffernan, James 1853 01 4 16
Heffernan, James – Latrobe St west West Melbourne Houses Heffernan, James 1854 07 21 1312
Heffernan, James – Melbourne Melbourne Houses Heffernan, James 1864 09 26 465
Heffernan, James Melbourne Shops Heffernan, James – 134 Latrobe St west 1873 01 22 5206

source: Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

2nd Notice of intent to build.

Street: Corner King & Latrobe Street

Number: 5260.

Date 22/1/1873

Owner & Builder: James Heffernan, 134 Latrobe Street West Melbourne.

Fee: £1.0.0

Type: Brick shop of two rooms and a litchen.

source: Burchett Index

Architectural Features

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1911 to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1910 1910 Equity Trustees source: Hatcher Index
1904 1906 Annie Slater source: Hatcher Index
1888 19902 Slater Brothers source: Hatcher Index
1887 1887 Robert Reid source: Hatcher Index
1881 1885 Caleb J. Jenner source: Hatcher Index
1857 1880 James John Heffernan and Margaret Mary Frances Heffernan, nee Wall 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1930 to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1918 1930 Miss Eleanor ‘Nellie’ McGlinn, artist source: Hatcher Index
1913 1914 Michael Monaghan source: Hatcher Index
1910 1911 George H. Hector, hm & bf shp source: Hatcher Index
1903 1907 T. Kingsland, chemist and drama teacher source: The Argus 1903
1898 1901 Fred Hilditch, smelter source: Hatcher Index
1885 1895 John S. Erskine source: 1895 Sands & McDougall directory
1893 1893 Mrs M.L. Grant source: Hatcher Index
1893 1893 Mrs M. McDonald source: Hatcher Index
1892 1892 William Smith source: Hatcher Index
1881 1889 David McKenzie source: Hatcher Index
1883 1884 Caleb J. Jenner source: Hatcher Index
1857 1880 James J. Heffernan builder and chemist source: Hatcher Index

Social History

1903 Dramatic Elocution.

T. Kingsland, author, comprehensive system elocution, through course; gesture; Lessons daily. 446 Latrobe Street West Melbourne.

source: The Argus

circa 1875 painting shows Batman’s Hill, later to become the site of Spencer Street Railway Yards, and sailing ships.
This work shows Melbourne from the south bank of the Yarra River, looking across from the turning basin. The distinctive roof line of John Pascoe Fawkner’s hotel (then known as the Shakespeare Hotel) can be seen on the hill at the corner of Collins and Market streets. This painting is based on a sketch of Melbourne in 1840 by George Henry Haydon (1822-91). Published in The Australasian Sketcher in 1875, the sketch depicts a similar scene from this same vantage-point. The artist attended the National Gallery school between 1877 and 1879. Eleanor “Nellie” McGlinn died in West Melbourne at the age of 87, she was the daughter of Francis & Alicia McGlinn of Melbourne.
Image purchased in 1929 and held by: State Library of Victoria.


JAMES J. HEFFERNAN, Chemist and Druggist,
248 King-street, corner of La Trobe-street, Melbourne.

source: The Argus

Context and Streetscape



James and Margaret Heffernan’s 1873 shop no longer stands on this site, it has since been replaced by a modern building.

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