64 Capel Street

64 Capel Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Sue Scarfe
Also known as Mason
Previous Address
Constructed 1859
Style
Architect
Builder

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Land Details

Building Details

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Architectural Features


  • Walls
    Bluestone

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  • Gate
    Cast Iron

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  • Doors
    Timber

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  • Hardware
    Other metal

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  • Windows
    Glass

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  • Windows
    Glass

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  • Fence
    Cast Iron

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  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

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  • Walls
    Stone

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  • Building Ornamentation
    Stone

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  • Walls
    Bluestone

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  • Windows
    Glass

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  • Building Ornamentation
    Stone

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  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

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  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

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  • Windows
    Glass

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  • Balcony
    Cast Iron

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  • Fin Wall
    Stone

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H0631
Heritage Overlay Numbers HO462
VHR Registration October 1, 1986

Statement of Significance
Last updated on – October 29, 1999

What is significant?
The Residence at 64 Capel Street, West Melbourne, was built by Joseph Dean probably between 1859 and 1866, possibly in two stages, the second storey being added some time after the first.

Dean was a stonemason and lived in the house for short periods but generally leased it until selling in 1897.

The house is a two-storey parapeted and part-stuccoed building of basalt coursed rubble with sandstone quoins to openings as seen on the north face.

The two-level timber verandah has cast-iron frieze panels, bellied iron balustrade panels and a modified square head picket fence.

The architraved upper level window has the distinctively early detail of half side-lights, with adjoining hung sashes over a lower panel.

Decorative stucco elements include parapet scrolls, a cornice and unusual stylised brackets and rolled mouldings to the side wall faces, set against the stone work.

How is it significant?
The Residence at 64 Capel Street, West Melbourne, is of historical and architectural significance to the State of Victoria.

Why is it significant?
The Residence at 64 Capel Street, West Melbourne, is of historical significance as evidence of the early form of residential development in inner Melbourne.

The house is one of the earliest in the area, the land here having been sold in the late 1850s. It provides an excellent example of the kind of buildings erected by the small-scale owner-builders that were common in this part of Melbourne in the 1850s and 1860s.

Dean, the builder and occupier of this house, built several others in the area.

The Residence at 64 Capel Street, West Melbourne, is of architectural significance as an example of domestic architecture displaying uncommon early details and cast iron pattern and as an unusual example of combined stone (basalt and freestone) and stucco work.

History
Contextual History: History of Place:
The Capel Street block was sold by the Crown in 1859. No two allotments were purchased by the same person, so most of the buildings are constrained by the original allotment boundaries.

The block was prime building land, most of the area to the north of Victoria Street having already been developed since 1852.

The Capel Street block was thus developed within a few years of sale.

Joseph Dean first moved into Capel Street in 1859.

His neighbours at the time were Netherwood’s two room brick house and W. Williams Victoria Smelting Works.

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Context and Streetscape

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Zoning

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