45 Hawke Street

45 Hawke Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019
Also known as Avon House (45 & 47) Source: The Age 4/5/1908
Previous Address 25 Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 16/5/1876
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Architect
Builder Cockram & Connely (later T Cockram & Co) of O’Connell Street North Melbourne

Timelapse Building Images

2009

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

1983

photographer: Graeme Butler

Land Details

1895 MMBW Map.

Building Details

Owner and builder: Cockram & Connely (later T Cockram & Co) of O’Connell Street North Melbourne

1876 Melbourne City Council building application registration no 6753.

Architects Building Type
74246 Baker, George Melbourne VIC Houses; Shops Cockram & Harding – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1872 05 27 4841
75125 Browne, George Johnston, – Melbourne VIC Shops; alterations Cockram & Harding – Melbourne 1872 06 15 4879
77340 Hedford, E West Melbourne VIC Factories Cockram, T – 86 Connell St Hotham 1872 09 22 5020
76807 Dawson, – Melbourne VIC Warehouses Cockram & Harding – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1872 10 1 5041
75130 Wood, Thomas Melbourne VIC Shops Cockram & Harding – Melbourne 1873 01 25 5211
74482 Coates, Walter Melbourne VIC alterations Cockram & Harding 1873 02 24 5270
76808 Jones, – Melbourne VIC Houses Cockram & Harding 1873 02 25 5273
73074 Jones & Co Melbourne VIC Houses Cockram, T 1873 06 10 5440
73174 Davidson, A Melbourne VIC Houses Cockram & Harding 1873 06 30 5462
76144 Neave, Robert Melbourne VIC Warehouses Cockram, Thos. & Co – Connell St Hotham 1875 06 8 6367
76828 Russell & Gillespie Melbourne VIC Factories Cockram & Co – 8 O’Connell St 1875 12 8 6581
77311 Cockram & Connely West Melbourne VIC Houses Cockram & Connely 1876 05 16 6753
81516 Denis, V East Melbourne VIC Houses Cockram, Thom & Co – 8 O’Connell St 1876 06 15 6789
83213 Emery, W South Yarra VIC Houses Cockram, T & Co 1877 08 23 7321
74535 Ellerker, W H Victorian Permanent Fire Insurance Co Melbourne VIC alterations Cockram, Thomas & Co 1879 04 22 7962
76841 Twentyman, – Baptist Church Trustees Melbourne VIC Religious Buildings Cockram, Thomas & Co 1879 11 17 8170
72817 Wilson, P J West Melbourne VIC Houses Cockram, Thos & Co – 86 Connell St Hotham 1880 05 19 8368
71910 Stedeford, T Melbourne VIC Shops Cockram, Thos & Co 1880 06 7 8390
82877 Cockram, T Parkville VIC Houses Cockram, T – 4 Peel St Hotham 1880 08 31 8493
77383 Twentyman McWalters, – West Melbourne VIC Cockram, T – 4 Peel St Hotham 1880 09 24 8527
71911 Stedeford, – West Melbourne VIC Houses; Shops Cockram, Thomas & Co 1880 10 12 8541
71912 Stedeford, J W – 11 Howard St West Melbourne VIC Shops Cockram & Connelly 1880 11 1 8572
78458 Powell, Levi Boddington, R Carlton VIC Houses Cockram, T – 4 Peel St 1880 11 29 8597
74550 Beaney, Dr Melbourne VIC Houses Cockram, Thos & Co – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1881 08 17 8887
82883 Shinar, – Parkville VIC Houses Cockram, Thos. – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1882 06 7 9231
72541 Webb, C Nipper & Lee Melbourne VIC Hotels Cockram, T & Co – 8 O’connell St Hotham 1883 02 2 161
73178 Webb, C Nipper & Lee Melbourne VIC Hotels Cockram, Thos, & Co – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1883 07 25 396
78888 Fraisin, – ? Nicholson, – Carlton VIC Houses Cockram, Thos & Co – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1884 09 9 1073
83238 Webb, C Alfred Hospital South Yarra VIC Office Buildings; alterations Cockram, Thos. & Co – 8 O’Commell St Hotham 1885 04 1 1436
76319 Salway,- Wertheim, H Melbourne VIC Warehouses Cockram, Thos & Co – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1885 06 3 1555
74601 Ellerker, Kilburn & Pitt Federal Coffee Palace – Coffee Tavern Co Melbourne VIC Hotels N Kingston – Mary St Richmond (foundations) Cockram, T & Co to complete (8 Jan 1887) 1886 04 13 2116
73180 Pitt, W Williamson & Co Melbourne VIC Theatres Cockram, T & Co – Park St Parkville 1886 04 6 2104
79229 James, B Nicolson, W H Carlton VIC Houses Cockram, T – Park St Parkville 1886 07 26 2301
82936 Glasscock, George Parkville VIC Interiors; Sports Buildings Fraser & Cockram – Fitzgibbon St 1886 08 2 2325
73848 D’Ebro, – City Property Co Melbourne VIC Shops; Warehouses Cockram, Thos & Co – 8 O’Connell St Hoth. 1886 10 26 2499
74621 Pitt, William Pitt, William Melbourne VIC Office Buildings; Warehouses Cockram, T & Co – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb 1888 01 4 3203
75172 De Ebro, Charles McLean Bros & Rigg Melbourne VIC Office Buildings; Shops Cockram, T & Co – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1888 07 10 3515
79461 Pitt & De Laey Evans Lachel Bros, Dennis Bros & Co Carlton VIC Shops Cockram, T & Co – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb 1888 07 4 3508
74628 Wight & Lucas Mercantile Banking Co Melbourne VIC Banks Cockram, T & Co – 8 O’Connell St Hotham 1888 10 16 3642
76348 Pitt, William Dynon, J & Sons Melbourne VIC Warehouses Cockram, T & Co – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb 1889 10 23 4182
74857 Webb, Charles Benjamin, S Melbourne VIC Warehouses Cockram, T & Co – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb 1889 10 31 4196
83024 Koch, – Mehrtens, H Parkville VIC Shops; alterations Cockram, T & Son – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb 1890 04 9 4400
71574 Wharton & Down Benjamin, Sir Benjamin, and others Melbourne VIC Warehouses Cockram, T & Sons – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb 1890 06 17 4501
76460 Pitt, W Allee, late J – Trustees Melbourne VIC Warehouses Cockram, T & Son – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb 1891 01 8 4799
74641 D’Ebro & Speight Speight & Fallon Melbourne VIC Office Buildings; Warehouses Cockram, T & Son – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb 1891 03 6 4881
80723 Tayler, Lloyd & Fitts Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board East Melbourne VIC Fire Stations Cockram, T & Co – 8 O’Connell St Nth Melb

source: https://www.mileslewis.net/australian-architectural

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features


  • Garden
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Balcony
    Timber

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Path
    Tiles

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Fence
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Fence
    Concrete

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Hardware
    Other metal

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Balcony
    Tiles

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Doors
    Steel

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019


  • Garden

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Intact detailed wrought iron lace work, veranda, original windows, fence and gate.

Ornate and mostly intact masonry detail on the parapet front.

North and West Melbourne Conservation Study – Graeme Butler

45 Hawke Street is a two-story brick and bluestone building containing building fabric from the 1876 period of construction. The building was modified in the 1950/60’s but its Victorian facade elements have since been sympathetically restored to its former glory. Original verandah has restored cast iron panels and lacework. Original fence and gate with bluestone foundations intact. Original 4 panel solid wood front door with sidelights and polished brass bell pull. Original chimneys are intact and operational.

45 & 47 Hawke Street were built together 16/5/1876 by Thomas Cockram & Connely who also built a number of other significant houses and buildings in and around Melbourne.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
1974 to date Private Hatcher Index
1956 1974 Giovanni Di Benedetto Hatcher Index
1952 1956 Cyril & Annie Bridgeman Hatcher Index
1934 1952 D O’Callaghan estate Hatcher Index
1911 1934 David O’Callaghan Hatcher Index
1898 1911 Rosina Morgan Hatcher Index
1889 1897 George Morgan Hatcher Index
1888 1889 R Morgan Hatcher Index
1878 1888 Henry Davey Hatcher Index
1877 1877 Cockram & Connelly (builder) The Age, 18/5/1877
1853 1876 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
1974 to date Private Hatcher Index
1956 1974 Giovanni Di Benedetto Hatcher Index
1952 1956 Cyril & Annie Bridgeman Hatcher Index
1942 1952 John James Burgess Hatcher Index
1924 1941 Annie Crowle Hatcher Index
1918 1924 Thomas Patrick McCarthy Hatcher Index
1913 1918 Thomas Duncan Hatcher Index
1898 1913 Francis Doohan Hatcher Index
1889 1897 George Morgan Hatcher Index
1878 1888 Henry Davey Hatcher Index

Social History

1926. Melbourne Advocate.
George Eggersdat.

Melbourne Advocate


1919. Labor Call.
Mr J. C. Brennan.

Labor Call


1893. The Age.
Household furniture sale.

The Age


1890. The Age.
Household furniture sale.

The Age


1883. The Age.
Mr Davy.

Originally know as 25 Hawke Street before street renumbering in 1889.

The Age


1877. The Argus.
West Melbourne – Terrace of two well-finished eight-roomed houses, balcony, verandah, bath, gas, water, every convenience.
Apply T. Cockram, 25 Hawke Street, West Melbourne.

Originally know as 25 Hawke Street before street renumbering in 1889.

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.

Other Information

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