51 Dryburgh Street

51 Dryburgh Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

Also known as (1st) Seaforth House Source: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5809938
Previous Address 51 was previously known as 46 Dryburgh Street, West Melbourne Source: source: Sands & McDougall directory
Constructed (1st) 15/10/1872. (2nd) 1997
Style
Architect (1st) Elliot (2nd) ?
Builder (1s) Adams & Hardy (2nd) ?

Timelapse Building Images

2010

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


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan
  3. record of the 1858 Crown land sale

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 original Victorian period home that once existed on this site was demolished and has been replaced in 1997 by a three storey residential dwelling.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
26/11/1858 Mr. Thomas Armstrong, 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
1970 1970 M. Buttigieg source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1965 1965 S. Sammut source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1960 1960 H. Kenningham source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1955 1955 Louis Camilliere source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1950 1950 Arthur P. Byrne source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1945 1945 Stanley H. Dolheguy source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1940 1940 Mrs. E. E. Bye source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1930 1935 Frederick and Mrs E.E. Bye source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1905 1925 Alfred Sone (house number chanegd to 46 in 1915) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1885 1900 Arthur Towers source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1880 1880 Mary Leake source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1879 Ambrose Pullen (house number changed to 13) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin
1876 James Talbot, railway employee http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202163573 source: Tha Age
1873 Alexander MacKenzie, saddler and Mrs. Margaret MacKenzie, nee Ferrier-Ross http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5877687 source: The Argus & Vic BDM

Social History

1868 The Argus.

MACKENZIE.—On the 24th inst., at Seaforth House, Dryburgh-street, Hotham, Mrs. Alexander Mackenzie of a son.

source: The Argus


Hunting, Steeplechase and Racing Saddles & Bridle etc.

MacKenzie and Co. 63 Great Bourke Street west, Melbourne.

source: Bell’s Life



Context and Streetscape

Precinct
The current property is 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

Other Information

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