5 Provost Street

5 Provost Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as
Previous Address
Constructed 1st before 1868, 2nd unknown
Style
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2009

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


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. The Argus, 1854 Government Land Sale, Mr. T. Winter, 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

The highly sought after double fronted Victorian era freestanding dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by the industrial building on the site today which has since been demolished for a 3rd development.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1854 Mr. Thomas Le Mesurier Winter, first Crown land purchaser http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84768564 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 G. Farmer P/L (bacon & ham curers) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1960 1965 J. L. Williams P/L source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1955 1955 Mrs. Nilma Jacks source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1945 1950 Andrew Fogarty source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1930 1940 Mrs. Louisa Fogarty source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1920 1925 Mrs. Jane Lipzker source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1915 1915 Charles Smith source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1910 1910 John Clark source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1905 1905 Charles Hamann source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1900 1900 William J. Brydon source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1895 1895 John Dowdle source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1889 1890 Patrick and Rose Buckley http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196978885 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1885 1885 Joseph Dunn source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1878 1879 James Cheese source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1874 1876 David Davis, (inspector or waterworks) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1873 1873 Michael McCarthy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1872 1872 vacant source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1871 1871 James Newton source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher
1868 1870 Michael Laffen, grocer source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Stephen Hatcher

Social History

1890 The Age

Rose Buckley, nee Kinahan or Kenahan was the daughter of Walter Kinahan and Margaret Conlin,  and the wife of Patrick Buckley of Ballarat.

source: The Age



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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