69 Abbotsford Street

69 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

Also known as Kilfoy’s row house
Previous Address
Constructed (1st) unknown (2nd) unknown
Builder (1st) unknown (2nd) unknown

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

Building Details

A single storey brick building.

City of Melbourne


Subsequent Building Alterations

James Kilfoy‘s historic cottages located at 69, 71 and 73 Abbotsford street have sadly been demolished  replaced with a commercial showroom that has no front or back garden space.

This is the 1895 MMBW map. The valued front and back yard open garden space marked green which these 3 Victorian era terrace homes once had has all since been lost and are now totally built over by the commercial redevelopment.


Architectural Features

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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The building erected on 69-73 Abbotsford street site which replaced the prior uniquely social and historical 3 homes constructed here in the Victorian period, have zero historical or social heritage significance nor do they have any front or back open garden space unlike other existing Victorian terraces that the surrounding area have.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1973 1974 Michael John Pasoulakis Hatcher Index
1961 1972 Eva & John Attard Hatcher Index
1955 1960 Raymond Andrew & Peggy Lorraine Purcell Hatcher Index
1941 1954 Lilian Margaret Golding & Frances Elizabeth Thomson Hatcher Index
1935 1940 Lillian Thomson Hatcher Index
1902 1934 Annie Tiernan Hatcher Index
1888 1901 Patrick Kilfoy Hatcher Index
1863 1887 James Kilfoyle Hatcher Index
1862 J. A. Keens ( 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


From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date PGR Furniture Hatcher Index
1973 1974 Vacant Hatcher Index
1971 1972 Brian & Olga Smith Hatcher Index
1970 1970 Meroya John Petherick Hatcher Index
1963 1969 Allan McDowell Hatcher Index
1961 1962 Eva & John Attard Hatcher Index
1954 1960 Peggy Purcell Hatcher Index
1951 1953 Edward H Gorman Hatcher Index
1939 1950 Edith Lilian Gorman Hatcher Index
1937 1937 Carl Carson Hatcher Index
1934 1936 Richard W Pearce Hatcher Index
1931 1933 James M McNair Hatcher Index
1930 1930 Alfred John Hunter Hatcher Index
1929 1929 Alfred Buckland Hatcher Index
1927 1927 John Billman Hatcher Index
1926 1926 Trace Lard Hatcher Index
1925 1925 John Allan Hatcher Index
1922 1924 Mary Knight Hatcher Index
1902 1921 Francis Tiernan Hatcher Index
1887 1901 Patrick Kilfoy Hatcher Index
1863 1886 James Kilfoy Hatcher Index

Social History

James Kilfoy lived at 69 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne.

Sands & Madougall directory

Patrick Kilfoy

The Age

Context and Streetscape

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

This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.


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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