6 Hawke Street

6 Hawke Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Also known as Claremont Terrace 1868-1890, then known as Mary Terrace from 1895 onwards. Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address 2 Hawke Street (before 1889) Source: Hatcher Index
Constructed 21/8/1868
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875
Builder Alexander McIntosh of 186 King Street

Timelapse Building Images




photographer: Graeme Butler

Land Details

Building Details

Melbourne council building application number 2772.

This terrace home along with the other 4 in the row were built and owned by Mr Alexander McIntosh. Houses 4 and 6 were built in the first stage in 1868, then houses 8 and 10 were built in 1869 and finally house 12 was built in 1870.

As if building wasn’t enough, McIntosh also owned and run a very successful wholesale & retail grocery, wine and spirit store at 186 King Street West Melbourne with his wife in the 1880’s.

Street addresses were changed in 1889 and that address on King street east side, somewhere between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne.

1 – 8
Architects Building Type
71992 McIntosh, Alexander Melbourne VIC Warehouses McIntosh, Alexander 1854 09 12 1627
77283 McIntosh, A West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – 186 King St 1868 08 21 2772
77285 McIntosh, A – West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melbourne 1869 04 1 3126
77292 McIntosh, A West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melbourne 1870 01 14 3664
72730 McIntosh, A Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, A – Melboourne 1871 08 16 4516
82788 McIntosh, Alexander Parkville VIC Houses McIntosh, Alexander 1872 09 20 5018
72785 McIntosh, Alex West Melbourne VIC Houses McIntosh, Alex 1876 02 14 6649
78748 McIntosh, Alex Carlton VIC Houses Rankine, William – Station St 1883 10 8 523


Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Building Ornamentation

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Chimney

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

  • Building Ornamentation

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2019

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Intact detailed wrought iron lace work, veranda and original window.

Ornate and intact masonry detail on the parapet front.

North and West Melbourne Conservation Study – Graeme Butler

6 Hawke Street is a one-story brick and bluestone building containing building fabric from the 1876 period of construction. The fence has been modified but its Victorian facade elements remain mostly intact. Original 4 panel solid wood front door with overlight intact. Original chimneys are intact and operational.

4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 Hawke Street were built in stages by Alexander McIntosh of 186 King Street who also built a number of other significant houses and buildings in and around Melbourne.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1972 1974 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works Hatcher Index
1939 1970 Ellen ‘Helen’ Hock Hatcher Index
1923 1937 Patrick & Helen Hock Hatcher Index
1914 1922 McCarthy’s Estate Hatcher Index
1908 1913 Mrs Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1902 1907 McCarthyTrustees Hatcher Index
1885 1901 William & Margaret McCarthy Hatcher Index
1868 1884 Alexander McIntosh Hatcher Index
1867 Alexander McIntosh (vacant land) 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
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1973 1974 Enid Patasi Hatcher Index
1972 1972 Stephen Aarons Hatcher Index
1939 1970 Ellen Hock Hatcher Index
1923 1937 Patrick & Helen Hock Hatcher Index
1921 1922 William Sandles Hatcher Index
1912 1920 George H Wakefield Hatcher Index
1908 1911 Mrs Margaret Spence Hatcher Index
1907 1907 Peter S Fraser Hatcher Index
1905 1906 Alfred Harlem Hatcher Index
1904 1904 Charles Worrall Hatcher Index
1902 1902 Mary McGhee Hatcher Index
1896 1901 Daniel H Sullivan Hatcher Index
1895 1895 Andrew Regan Hatcher Index
1893 1894 John O’Neill Hatcher Index
1891 1891 Mrs O’Connor Hatcher Index
1890 1890 Mrs Mary Cameron Hatcher Index
1886 1887 Walter Hamilton Hatcher Index
1884 1884 John Woolridge Hatcher Index
1883 1883 Mrs Wells Hatcher Index
1881 1882 William Evans Hatcher Index
1880 1880 Mrs Desmond Hatcher Index
1879 1879 Robert Tough Hatcher Index
1877 1877 John Steele Hatcher Index
1874 1876 James Wallis Hatcher Index
1873 1873 John Shepherd Hatcher Index
1870 1872 James or John Calvert Hatcher Index

Social History

No Entries Found

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.
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


This streetscape contains a collection of outstanding Victorian buildings because they are a particularly well preserved group from a similar period or style and because they are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

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