|Also known as||Union Cottages||Source: from the 1890 Sands & McDougall directory|
|Style||Victorian : 1840-1890|
|Builder||Laurens & Noonan|
Timelapse Building Images
Image held by North Melbourne Library, photographer, Graeme Butler
- Current map
- 1895 MMBW map
- Compiled Crown Record Plan
- 1859 report of the Government Land Sale
Notice of intent to build.
Street: Capel street
Owner & Builder: Laurens & Noonan, Melbourne
Fee: £ 4.0.0
Type: Four cottages, [all with their own private back yard garden]
Other significant building works tba
source: Burchett Index
Subsequent Building Alterations
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source: Hatcher Index|
|1859||Messrs. John Lawrence and James Noonan, first Crown land purchasers||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|
|From||To||Resident||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source Hatcher Index|
|1965||1974||Kwan Chu Ching||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1960||1960||“Chinese”||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1950||1950||Mrs. A. M. Ritchie||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1930||1945||William Ritchie||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1925||1925||Richard Richardson||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1905||1920||William Clampit||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1900||1900||Mrs Catherine Myers||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1895||1895||Robert Fraser||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1890||1890||Robert Clarke||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
1892. McKENZIE.— Mrs. W. M’Kenzie, 59 Capel-street, West Melbourne, of a son. Nhill papers please copy.
source: The Age 1892
Context and Streetscape
This property resides within the municipality of the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge it is on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation.
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.
The streetscape can be characterised as a mix of Victorian and modern buildings. Eight of the original seventeen single-story Victorian terrace dwellings plus some double storey commercial buildings are on its western side, south of Victoria Street, while on the eastern side, the street retains sixteen of its original thirty-six, wider sized early Victorian, two storey terrace homes, as well as two story modern public housing townhouses.
Crossing over Victoria Street to the north on the eastern side, nineteen of the original thirty-two equally fine examples of early two storey Victoria terrace dwellings can be seen, dispersed by a small number of modern two storey buildings. Unfortunately, all twenty-two of the original Victorian terrace dwellings on the western side from Victoria to Queensberry streets have all been demolished, replaced by taller modern commercial buildings that are out of character with the existing surrounding Victorian architecture of this once predominantly single and double storey residential streetscape.
Heritage of note include two 2 storey terraces at 62 and 64, both have National Trust classifications and Heritage Victoria registrations. Two more include two single storey terraces dwellings at 81 and 83 that were designed by the distinguished Australian architect, Mr. George Raymond Johnson.
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