66 Stanley Street

66 Stanley Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003

Also known as
Previous Address 66 was previously known as number 3 Belgrave Place before it was renumbered. Source: 1885 Sands & McDougall directory

Timelapse Building Images


Aerial view of Melbourne looking south west, Victoria.

Photographer Pratt, Charles Daniel, 1892-1968.

source: State Library of Victoria

Land Details

1. 1895 MMBW map

2. Compiled Crown Record Plan


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 group of five very desirable single storey early Victorian period homes known as Belgrave Place that once existed in Stanley Street were demolished and replaced by an industrial building.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher index
Mr. Thomas Kay, 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher index
1885 Wilhelm ‘William’ Berndt Albert Appleroth and Emma Appleroth nee Audibairt source: 1885 Sands & McDougall directory page 57

Social History

Adolphus Herbert ‘Bert’ Frederick Norman Appleroth was born in Stanley Street, West Melbourne.

Adolphus Herbert Frederick Norman Appleroth (1886-1952), jelly manufacturer, was born on 30 December 1886 in West Melbourne, third surviving child of William Appleroth, a Russian-born driver, and his wife Emma, née Audebart, daughter of a Melbourne wine merchant. William had reputedly been a Russo-Finnish sea captain who jumped ship. The family moved to Sydney where Bert began work in 1902 as a messenger-boy at the Lipton’s Tea agency, then took a job as a tram conductor. He began experimenting with mixtures of gelatine and sugar in the bath in his parents’ home at Paddington, and hawked the jelly crystals that he produced door-to-door, using trams as transport. At St Michael’s Anglican Church, Sydney, on 19 February 1910 he married a 19-year-old dressmaker Ferri Marion Wotzasik.

Bert Appleroth named his product Areoplane Jelly in 1927.



Context and Streetscape

The current property is 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


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