50 Chetwynd Street

50 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021
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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. 1859 The Argus, Crown land sale

Building Details

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished sometime after 1970 and replaced by the current 4 storey concrete office building with ground level parking. Built & sub-divided 1988.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
1859 Mr. Moses Moss, 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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1974 1974 ‘vacant development site’ source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1965 1970 M. Toppi source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1960 1960 F. Portelli source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1955 J. McMillan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1940 A. F. Sullivan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1935 J. E. McMillan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 S. F. Rogers source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 J. M. Russell and S. F. Rogers source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Mrs. A Chinn source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1910 Richard English http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10749236 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 W. H. Williams source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Mrs. M. Clarke source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

1910 The Argus.

46, 48 and 50 Chetwynd Street, [West Melbourne]. Three really superior brick houses, of 7 rooms [each].

source: The Argus


1910 The Age.

Nos 46, 48, 50 CHETWYND-STREET close to Victoria-street.-Three solidly constructed brick houses, cement fronts, two containing 7 rooms and one 6 rooms, with baths and coppers, &c.
This is an exceptionally good terrace standing well back and high up from the street, front fence, iron railing on 4 ft. of bluestone with a well grown hedge, tiled entrance paths and verandahs, airy lofty, well lighted and conveniently planned rooms all on ground floor, except two of the houses, which each have a second story in the centre of the building of two rooms. Absolutely the best position in the district and opposite one of the City Council’s plantations.

source: The Age



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

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

Streetscape

Chetwynd Street was once a mainly residential street filled 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 characterized 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 an 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information

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