49 Chetwynd Street

49 Chetwynd Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

Also known as
Previous Address 49 was also known as 3 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map

Timelapse Building Images


photographer: Graeme Butler

Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

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 wide early Victorian era heritage family home with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by a two storey rendered brick factory/warehouse. Built in 1927.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. G. Evans, 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1930 1974 Fabbri & Gardini P/L (wine merchants) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 James McClure source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1876 1920 James and Margaret Martin, nee Bowden source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1855 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4814676 source: The Argus

Social History

1918 Melbourne Tribune.

MARTIN.— Officially reported killed in action on the 26th April, after two years and six months’ service, Private Thomas Joseph Martin, 58th Battalion, beloved youngest son of James and Margaret Martin, 3 Chetwynd
street, North Melbourne, and loving brother of Michael, James, Sister Mary Austin (Convent of Mercy, Geelong). John, and Robert (on active service). R.I.P.
Loved by all who knew him.
Mother of Sorrows, to thee we pray.
Comfort the many sad hearts to-day:
Ask thy Son, at our request,
To grant dear Thomas eternal rest.
—Inserted by his sorrowing father and mother.

source: Melbourne Tribune

1855 The Argus.

On the 7th inst, at 3, Chetwynd.street, North Melbourne, Mrs. Henry Smith, of a son.

source: The Argus

Context and Streetscape


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

This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.


Chetwynd Street was once predominantly a residential street with single and two storey Victorian terrace dwellings, two churches, a school and two hotels known as the Queens Arms and the Star of Hotham.

The Chetwynd streetscape today is characterised by a mix of multi-storey blocks of public flats, some modern commercial/industrial buildings, an ambulance depot, and a school.

In 2021, only fifty of the original one hundred and twenty-nine Victorian heritage dwellings once found on this street remain, compared to the 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information


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