74 Stanley Street

74 Stanley Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as
Previous Address 32 Stanley Street then 80 Stanley Street up to 1885 when council renumbered streets. Source: 1888 Melbourne Leader page 40

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan showing Mr. J. Brisbane was the first crown land purchaser of lot 4 in section 53 at West Melbourne.
  3. Current day council map showing location of 74 Stanley Street, West Melbourne. It was previously known as 80 Stanley and earlier known as 32 Stanley Street.

Building Details

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Heritage Significance and Listings

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Social History

After temporarily renting in 1867 in nearby Roden Street, West Melbourne, John and Julia Noone and their six children took possession of their home at 32 Stanley Street after 12 March 1868, the date of purchase from Henry Sanders. Situated on the north side between King and Spencer streets, the block was advertised as half an acre (0.2 ha) but John ended up with title to a quarter acre.

Val Noone & Sands and McDougall Melbourne directory 1869

1906. On the 16th December, at his brother’s residence, 80 Stanley Street, West Melbourne, Albert William Blay, the beloved husband of Annie Blay, third son of J. Blay and the late Kate Emma Blay, aged 24 years and 4 months. Patient sufferer gone to rest.

The Age

1890. Sands & McDougall directory lists Miss Louisa Stebbing living at this address, now known as 80 Stanley Street.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory

1885. Sands & McDougall directory lists Mr. William Pitt living at the address.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory

1882. Quinn. On the 11th at 32 Stanley Street, West Melbourne, Michael Quill, of Peterswell, co. Galway, Ireland, aged 68 years. R.I.P.

The Australiasian

1880. Sands & McDougall directory lists John Noone living at this address.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory

1876. A little girl named Margaret, 13 years of age left her home at 32 Stanley Street, West Melbourne, at noon on Monday. Any information respecting her, sent to the above address, will be thankfully received.

The Age

1871. On the 17th at 32 Stanley Street West Melbourne, the wife of Mr. John Noone, Crown Lands department, of a daughter.

The Argus

1896. Sands & McDougall directory lists John Noone living at 32 Stanley Street West Melbourne.

Sands & McDougall Dierctory

1865. Wanted immediately, a wet nurse. Apply 32 Stanley Street West Melbourne, opposite Mansion House Hotel.

The Argus

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 streetscape was once predominately a residential area. Today it contains a mix of residential and industrial buildings. The buildings are socially and historically significant in the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

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