54 Abbotsford Street

54 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020
Also known as
Previous Address
Constructed abt 1916
Style Federation: 1890–1915
Architect
Builder

Timelapse Building Images

No Entries Found

Land Details

1895 MMBW map

Building Details

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 Lockhead in 1859. See house 52 for further details of the original build.

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features


  • Windows
    Timber

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Balcony
    Tin

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Gate
    Timber

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Steps
    Brick

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Path
    Tiles

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020


  • Building Ornamentation
    Concrete

    Photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

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.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1972 1974 Raymond Peter Wilson Hatcher Index
1970 1971 Serbian Cultural Club Vic Ltd Hatcher Index
1965 1969 Leonard Daniel & Daisy Irene Pearce Hatcher Index
1943 1964 Florence Barbara & Thomas Henry McCulloch Hatcher Index
1925 1942 Mrs Mary Braban Hatcher Index
1922 1924 Alexander Braban Hatcher Index
1916 1921 Augustus D Oliver Hatcher Index
1914 1915 Agnes Heyward Hatcher Index
1912 1835 Agnes Walker Hatcher Index
1910 1911 ? Hayward Hatcher Index
1894 1909 Robert Lockhead Hatcher Index
1859 1893 James or 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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1974 1974 Australasian Associated Assessors P/L Hatcher Index
1972 1972 Total Systems P/L Hatcher Index
1970 1970 Serbian Cultural Club Vic Ltd Hatcher Index
1965 1969 Leonard Daniel & Daisy Irene Pearce Hatcher Index
1943 1964 Francis Templeton McCulloch & Florence McCulloch nee Braban Hatcher Index
1925 1942 Mrs Mary Braban Hatcher Index
1922 1924 Alexander Braban Hatcher Index
1920 1920 Percival Woolcock Hatcher Index
1919 1919 Alfred Evans Hatcher Index
1918 1918 George W Alder Hatcher Index
1916 1917 sometime now #52 a wooden house was demolished and #54 a brick house built in its place Hatcher Index

Social History

Percival Woolcock was living at 54 Abbotsford street in 1920.

Sands & Madougall directory


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Context and Streetscape

Precinct
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.
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

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.

Other Information

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