70 Canning Street

70 Canning Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051

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Previous Address

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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 desirable grand Victorian heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced by a twenty one storey brick public housing apartment building of 160 units, built in 1965.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. Hugh Peck, 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
1896 Patrick and Catherine Costello, nee Donovan http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139732597 source: The Australasian

Social History

1896, The Australasian.

COSTELLO.—On the 17th October, at his residence, 70 Canning-street, North Melbourne, Patrick Costello, member of the North Melbourne Council, aged 72. A colonist of 55 years. R.I.P.

source: The Australasian

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

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