|Also known as|
|Previous Address||this site had an early Victorian terrace shop and dwelling above before the current building.||Source: from the 1895 MMBW map|
|Constructed||(1) 1886, (2) 1960s|
|Builder||(1) James Amess – 47 Dryburgh Street|
Timelapse Building Images
- Current map
- 1895 MMBW map
- Compiled Crown Record Plan
- 1859 report of the Government Land Sale
Notice of intent to build.
Street: Capel Street, West Melbourne
Owner: J. McIlroy
Builder: James Amess – 47 Dryburgh Street
Type: Shop and dwelling, [with a private back yard garden]
Other significant building works tba.
source: Burchett Index
Subsequent Building Alterations
The 1886 shop and family home was demolished and replaced in the 1960s by a two storey brick office and warehouse building.
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source: Hatcher Index|
|1859||Messrs. John Lawrence and James Noonan, first Crown land purchasers||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|
|1970||1974||Van Heusen Co (Aust) P/L||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1965||1965||J. J. Wright||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1960||1960||Mrs. M. A. Wright||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1930||1955||William McIlroy||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1935||1935||Whight Bros, grocers||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1930||1930||James Mcllroy, grocer||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1915||1925||Mrs. A. McIlroy & Son, William McIlroy, grocers||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1900||1910||Mrs. A. McIlroy, grocer||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1890||1895||John McIlroy, grocer||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
1895. SUDDEN DEATH.
source: The Age 1895
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.
This information must be verified with the relevant planning or heritage authority.
The streetscape can be characterised as a mix of Victorian and modern buildings. Eight of the original seventeen single-story Victorian terrace dwellings plus some double storey commercial buildings are on its western side, south of Victoria Street, while on the eastern side, the street retains sixteen of its original thirty-six, wider sized early Victorian, two storey terrace homes, as well as two story modern public housing townhouses.
Crossing over Victoria Street to the north on the eastern side, nineteen of the original thirty-two equally fine examples of early two storey Victoria terrace dwellings can be seen, dispersed by a small number of modern two storey buildings. Unfortunately, all twenty-two of the original Victorian terrace dwellings on the western side from Victoria to Queensberry streets have all been demolished, replaced by taller modern commercial buildings that are out of character with the existing surrounding Victorian architecture of this once predominantly single and double storey residential streetscape.
Heritage of note include two 2 storey terraces at 62 and 64, both have National Trust classifications and Heritage Victoria registrations. Two more include two single storey terraces dwellings at 81 and 83 that were designed by the distinguished Australian architect, Mr. George Raymond Johnson.
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