49 Provost Street

49 Provost Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Felicity Jack 2020

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Timelapse Building Images

photographer Stephen Hatcher


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. The Argus, 1854 Government Land Sale, Mr. Fulton & others, first Crown land purchaser

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

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1854 Mr. Fulton & others, first Crown land purchasers 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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1970 1974 M. Sperandio source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1965 1965 A. Panegasio & M. Sperandio source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1960 1960 S. Riggio source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1955 1955 K. Riggio source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1940 1950 William Conway source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1935 1935 Mrs. Mabel A. Gilbee source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1930 1930 vacant source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1915 1920 Mrs. Johanna Murphy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1910 1910 Thomas M. Black & Robert Conning source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1905 1905 vacant source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1900 1900 James Baker http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10337206 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.
1895 1895 Mrs. John McCall source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher.

Social History

1904 Bendigo Advertiser

ROUGH FOOTBALL
Melbourne, 28th August.
A young man named Wm. Baker, 29 years of age, who resides at 49 Provost-street, North Melbourne, met with a serious accident on Saturday. He was playing football at Richmond, when he was knocked down, and while on the ground was accidentally trodden on by several players. The man was removed to the Melbourne Hospital, where it was found that he had sustained severe internal injuries, his liver and kidneys being in a terribly bruised condition.

source: Bendigo Advertiser



Context and Streetscape

Precinct

This property sits 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

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

Streetscape

Provost Street was once predominantly a residential street with single and two storey Victorian terrace dwellings, a green grocer shop, butcher shop, pork purveyors, a dairy, a confectioner, dressmaker, bootmaker shop, horse livery, wood yard, cabies, a Coach builder and hotels at either end known as the North Star Hotel at Abbotsford Street corner and Commercial Hotel on the Curzon Street corner.

Provost streetscape today is characterised by significantly less heritage dwellings, an addition of some contemporary multi-storey townhouses, and some 1940s to 1960s industrial buildings.

In 2022, only seventeen of the original forty seven heritage buildings remain (64% destroyed) which once existed on Provost street, compared to an 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

As of 2022, some addresses on this street’s density level has been allowed to rise by four to five times larger, due to recent increase in council approved multi-level building redevelopments since 1895. In some cases, unrestricted increases in density can be detrimental to existing residents enjoyment of amenity and quality of life.

Other Information

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