47 Hawke Street

47 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 27 Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 16/ 05/ 1876
Style Victorian : 1840-1890
Architect
Builder Cockram & Connely (later T Cockram & Co) of O’Connell Street North Melbourne

Timelapse Building Images

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

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


  • Chimney


  • Building Ornamentation

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The original version of this home was a double story brick cement rendered and painted mid Victorian style terrace home built in the “Filigree” style, a style distinguished through use of cast iron ornament, with a level paved area in front on with a deep back yard ideal for a garden and a two story brick shed.

However sometime in the 1950’s or 60’s the home was modernised at the front and kitchen updated.

Given the sympathetic restoration of its twin at number 45 back to its former Victorian grandeur, its easy to see 47 could easily be returned to the original Victorian style by its current owners in the near future which would significantly increase its social, historical, architectural and asset value.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
2017 to date Private Hatcher Index
1966 2018 Bart & Anna Borg Hatcher Index
1950 1966 Joseph & Maria Halik Hatcher Index
1942 1950 Andrea Barrie Hatcher Index
1931 1942 Ellen Christine McGann Hatcher Index
1919 1931 Joseph Fabbri Estate Hatcher Index
1918 1919 Joseph Fabbri Hatcher Index
1909 1918 Mary Johnson Hatcher Index
1888 1909 William Radford’s Trustees Hatcher Index
1882 1888 William Radford Hatcher Index
1877 1882 William Comely 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
2017 to date Private Hatcher Index
1974 2017 Bart Borg Hatcher Index
1966 1974 Bart & Anna Borg Hatcher Index
1950 1966 Joseph & Maria Halik Hatcher Index
1931 1950 Ellen Christine McGann Hatcher Index
1930 1931 Mrs Jones Hatcher Index
1928 1930 Frederick Rowlands Hatcher Index
1921 1928 Caterina Gardini Hatcher Index
1920 1921 Caterina Gardini & Knight Hatcher Index
1909 1918 Mary Johnson Hatcher Index
1905 1909 Samuel & Catherine Thompson (nee Cahill) https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/ Hatcher Index
1903 1905 Bridget Clifford Hatcher Index
1902 1903 Bridget Loughnan Hatcher Index
1900 1902 Emily Wetherill Hatcher Index
1898 1899 Fredrick Dale
1896 1897 Frederick Morgan Hatcher Index
1889 1896 Adam Whelan, Miss M Whelan Hatcher Index
1888 1889 Mrs Radford Hatcher Index
1882 1888 William Radford Hatcher Index
1880 1882 Fred Hitchins Hatcher Index
1878 1880 William Halliday Hatcher Index
1877 1878 William Comely Hatcher Index

Social History

1972.

The Argus


1954.

The Age


1946.

The Argus


1936.

The Argus


1918.

The Herald


1908.

The Age


1897.

The Age


1887.

Melbourne Punch


1886.

The Argus


1879.

The Argus


1879

The Age


1877.

The Argus


1877.

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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