52 Chetwynd Street

52 Chetwynd Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

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Previous Address
Constructed
Style
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

2020

photographer: Felicity Jack 2020


Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW map
  2. 1859 The Argus, 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 highly sought after Victorian era heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished after 1955 and replaced by an industrial/office building with basement around 1990.

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 Andrews Bros. P/L (textiles) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1955 1955 J. McMillan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1940 1950 R. H. Loone source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 C. Loone source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1930 Mrs. Mary Wall source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 John McInerney source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1915 Frederick Johnston source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 John Burns source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 Gustave Storek source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

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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 predominantly a residential street 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 characterised 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 the 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information

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