70 Roden Street

70 Roden Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher
Also known as
Previous Address Known as 12 Roden Street before council street renumbering around 1889
Constructed 10/8/1871
Style
Architect
Builder Adams & Hardy

Timelapse Building Images

2004

Commaps

Land Details

  1. Current council map
  2. 1895 MMBW Map
  3. Compiled Crown Record Plan showing John Alison & Andrew Halley Knight were the first crown land purchasers of lot 5 in section 55.

Crown (VIC) Land Sale May 1853 Age Wed 4th May 1853
First Land Purchaser Allison and Knight Age Wed 4th May 1854

John Alison (or Allison) was a successful flour miller in Victoria.

Powered milling commenced in February 1841 when Allison and Knight’s Steam Mill commenced operation at the foot of William Street near the Yarra River. [MILLS OF THE PLENTY, Gary Vines]

Andrew Halley Knight was a politician in colonial Victoria, a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. Knight was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and arrived in the Port Phillip District in 1838. He farmed sheep in Kalkallo, Victoria and later became a merchant in Melbourne.

Building Details

A two room house initially and later an 1877 renovation converting it into a two story terrace brick building with balcony, bluestone foundations and corrugated iron roof with a front and a back yard garden. The original roof could have been slate.

Notice of Intent to Build.

10th August 1871, Registration number 4503.
Fee paid: £1.0.0
Builder: Adams & Hardy
Owner: Mr. Edward De Lacey

Burchett Index

Subsequent Building Alterations

The home may have had a third renovation during the Edwardian period given the design of the cast iron lace on the balcony.

Architectural Features


  • Fence
    Timber

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Gate
    Wire

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Path
    Tiles

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Doors
    Timber

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Walls
    Brick

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Windows
    Glass

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Lacework
    Cast Iron

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Walls
    Render

    photographer Stephen Hatcher


  • Garden

    photographer Stephen Hatcher

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

Contributory elements include:
two storey parapeted face brick row house;
two colour tuck-pointed brickwork with deep brown or black body and cream trim at openings;
originally face red brick side and rear walls;
pitched gabled roof clad with corrugated iron or similar, with brick and cemented chimneys and cornices;
two storey cast-iron verandah (potentially Edwardianera) with Corinthian derived column order, an
uncommon fan-pattern cast-iron frieze and integral brackets typical of Edwardian-era;
double-hung sash windows, with an uncommon two light configuration at ground floor with stop-chamfering (see also 68), modified French doors upper level;
four-panel entry door and toplight (leadlight from early 20th century) with quoining; and
contribution to valuable Victorian-era streetscape.

Integrity is good despite rendering of the south side wall and indications that the verandah wing wall has been rebuilt.

How is it significant?
70 Roden is significant historically and aesthetically to West Melbourne.

Why is it significant?
The house is significant.
Historically, linked with noted photographer and government lithographer, John Noone, and representative of a major growth period (Victorian-era) in West Melbourne; and
Aesthetically, for its uncommon brickwork, verandah iron and cement detailing.

Owners

No Entries Found

Residents

No Entries Found

Social History

1974. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory shows J. Underwood living at 70 Roden Street West Melbourne

Sands & McDougall directory


1950. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory shows David M. Young living at 70 Roden Street West Melbourne

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1930. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory shows David M. Young living at 70 Roden Street West Melbourne

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1910. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory shows Mrs. M. A. Barbour living at 70 Roden Street West Melbourne

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1890. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory show John Noone lived at this address.

Sands & McDougall directory


1885. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory show John Noone lived at this address.

Sands & McDougall directory


1880. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory showing Henry Waldhanter living at 12 Roden Street West Melbourne.

Sands & McDougall directory


1878. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory showing Peter Madden living at 12 Roden Street West Melbourne.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1876. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory showing Mrs. Bowen living at 12 Roden Street West Melbourne.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1875. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory showing Mrs. Bowen living at 12 Roden Street West Melbourne.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1874. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory showing Mrs. Elizabeth Rodda living at 12 Roden Street West Melbourne.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1873. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory shows Mrs. De Lacy living at the address in Roden Street.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1872. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory shows Edward De Lacy living at the address.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1871. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory. No sign yet of house 12 Roden Street yet.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory


1870. Sands & McDougall Melbourne directory only shows John P Haynes living on Roden Street, between King & Spencer Streets.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory



Context and Streetscape

Precinct
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

Zoning

The controls listed below affect this property:

Streetscape

This streetscape contains a collection of historic Victorian and Federation buildings on the northern side either side of this house.

The homes in Roden Street are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

Other Information

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