77 Chetwynd Street

77 Chetwynd Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
photographer: Stephen Hatcher 2021

Also known as
Previous Address 77 was also known as 29 Chetwynd Street, Hotham before street renumbering. Source: from the 1895 MMBW map
Constructed
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Builder

Timelapse Building Images

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Land Details

  1. 1895 MMBW Map
  2. Compiled Crown Record Plan

Building Details

A two storey brick and concrete office building built and subdivided in 1988. Subdivided again in 2012 into fourteen units.

City of Melbourne


Subsequent Building Alterations

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Architectural Features



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Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

The highly sought after early Victorian period heritage dwelling with its own private back yard garden that once existed on this site was demolished and replaced after 1925.

Owners

From To Owner More Info Data Source
to date Private source: Hatcher Index
Mr. John Alison and Andrew H. Knight, 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

Residents

From To Resident More Info Data Source
to date Private source Hatcher Index
1955 1974 Hawkes Bros Ltd (hardware wholesale) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1945 1950 storage source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1935 1935 Baldwins (Aust) P/L (storage) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1930 1930 Baldwins & JCM Aust P/L (galvanised iron importers) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1925 1925 Edward Mortimer source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1920 1920 Henry Twitchett (tannery worker) source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1915 1915 Mrs. Jane Mayer source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1910 1910 Lawrence Mayer http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article179912172 source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1900 1905 Mrs. S. E. Carpenter source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1895 1895 John Mangan source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.
1890 1890 William Hewish source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Lindsay Thomas in 2020.

Social History

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Context and Streetscape

Precinct

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

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

Streetscape

Chetwynd Street was once predominantly a residential street with single and two storey Victorian terrace dwellings, two churches, a school and two hotels known as the Queens Arms and the Star of Hotham.

The Chetwynd streetscape today is characterised by a mix of multi-storey blocks of public flats, some modern commercial/industrial buildings, an ambulance depot, and a school.

In 2021, only fifty of the original one hundred and twenty-nine Victorian heritage dwellings once found on this street remain, compared to the 1895 Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works map.

Other Information

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