|Also known as||Lockhead’s house||Source: Hatcher Index|
|Previous Address||First known as 52, now known as 54 Abbotsford Street.|
|Style||Victorian, Early : 1840-1860|
Timelapse Building Images
An 1859 wooden house with front and side open garden space all around. (since replaced with a brick house in 1916)
Notice of Intent to Build.
21st September 1859, Registration number 621.
Fee paid: £1.0.0
Builder: Mr. J. Lockheard.
Owner: Mr. J. Lockheard.
Other significant building works carried out by J. Lockheard can be found here.
Subsequent Building Alterations
It is thought the existing house known as 54 Abbotsford Street may have been built sometime around 1916 thereabouts.
It is also thought the house replaced an earlier timber house known as 52 Abbotsford Street that was originally built by John or James Lockheard or Lockhead in 1859. See house 54 for further details.
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
This 1916 home and the other surrounding section of Victorian era terrace buildings does have important social, historical and architectural significance for Abbotsford street and the wider surrounding neighborhood.
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|1916||1917||Augustus D Oliver||Hatcher Index|
|1914||1915||Agnes Heyward||Hatcher Index|
|192||1913||Agnes Walker||Hatcher Index|
|1910||1911||? Hayward||Hatcher Index|
|1894||1909||Robert Lockhead||Hatcher Index|
|1884||1893||James Lochead||Hatcher Index|
|1859||1883||John Lockhead||Hatcher Index|
|1858||J Downie (crown land purchaser)||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||Hatcher Index|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|1898||1915||Edward Ballantyne||Hatcher Index|
|1896||1897||George McQuirk||Hatcher Index|
|1886||1893||Mrs Mary McAlister||Hatcher Index|
|1889||1889||Frank Hessey||Hatcher Index|
|1883||1885||Charles Davis||Hatcher Index|
|1859||1882||John Lockhead||Hatcher Index|
John Lockhead v Noble & Mahood – Glasgow Iron Works, Ireland Street West Melbourne. 1877.
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Context and Streetscape
The current property resides within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
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.
This streetscape contains a collection of historic Victorian buildings and later buildings. The Victorian homes are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.
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