|Also known as|
|Architect||George Raymond Johnson|
Timelapse Building Images
81 to 83 Capel Street, West Melbourne were designed by Architect George Raymond Johnson, he also designed North Melbourne Town Hall as well as other highly notable buildings.
source: North Melbourne Library, photographer Graeme Butler
- Current map
- 1895 MMBW map
- Compiled Crown Record Plan
- 1859 report of the Government Land Sale
Subsequent Building Alterations
Heritage Significance and Listings
|Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes|
|From||To||Owner||More Info||Data Source|
|to date||Private||source: Hatcher Index|
|Mr. Patrick Cleary||source: Hatcher Index|
|1859||Mr. Thomas Pickering, 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||source Hatcher Index|
|1974||1974||A. Cheung||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1965||1965||D. Nardo||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1930||1960||Arthur G. Greaves||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1925||1925||Charles E. Ringrose||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1920||1920||Mrs. Beatice Daley||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1900||1915||Mrs. Mary A. Mackie||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1895||1895||Peter Mackie||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
|1890||1890||Mrs. Mary Reynor||source: Sands & McDougall directory, transcribed by Anne Cronin in 2020.|
1898. MACKLE.— The Friends of the late Mr. PETER MACKLE (Boot Maker) are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence. 81 Capel-street, West Melbourne, THIS DAY (Tuesday), 27th inst., at 3 o clock. JOHN DALEY. Undertaker, Latrobe and Spring streets, Melbourne. Telephone 827.
source: The Age 1898
1890 Bourke Ward Rate book showing Patrick Cleary was once an owner of 81 and 83 Capel Street, West Melbourne.
source: VPRS 5708, public Record Office of Victoria
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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