90 Abbotsford Street

90 Abbotsford Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
photographer: Stephen Hatcher

Also known as Gould’s row house Source: Hatcher Index
Previous Address
Style Victorian, Early : 1840-1860

Timelapse Building Images




90, 88 & 86 Abbotsford Street West Melbourne.

North Melbourne Library


“The evolution of the house begins with humble single storey, single fronted houses, built together, with the enterance door alongside the dividing wall, and a passage leading through to the rear.
A cast iron fence might seperate verandah from street, and a frieze was often added as decoration. 88-94 Abbotsford Street, West Melbourne.”

source: Victorian Heritage by E. Graeme Robertson 1974.

image source: Victorian Heritage by E. Graeme Robertson 1974.

Land Details

1895 MMBW map.

Building Details

No Entries Found

Subsequent Building Alterations

No Entries Found

Architectural Features

  • Fin Wall

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • Doors

    photographer: Stephen Hatcher, 2020

  • Hardware
    Cast Iron

    photographer: Sue Scarfe 2020

  • Roof

    Sue Scarfe photographer

  • Path

    Sue Scarfe photographer

Heritage Significance and Listings

Heritage Listings and Explanatory Notes

This home and surrounding section of Victorian era terrace buildings does have important social, historical and architectural significance for Abbotsford street and the wider surrounding neighborhood.


From To Owner More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1948 1974 Stefano Chiodo Hatcher Index
1935 1947 Mrs Margaret Healy Hatcher Index
1915 1934 Edward Hickey Hatcher Index
1913 1914 Julia Noone Hatcher Index
1901 1912 Elizabeth Gould Hatcher Index
1862 1900 George Henry & Elizabeth Gould Hatcher Index
1861 T Brunton (crown land purchaser) 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 Hatcher Index


From To Resident More Info Data Source
1975 to date Private Hatcher Index
1974 1974 Alfred Spilesi Hatcher Index
1964 1973 John Callus Hatcher Index
1963 1963 Gaspare Nellar Hatcher Index
1949 1962 Stefano Chiodo Hatcher Index
1945 1948 George L Winton Hatcher Index
1943 1943 Lily Ada Marshall Hatcher Index
1941 1942 Lily Ada May Ryan Hatcher Index
1939 1940 Lily Ada Marshall Hatcher Index
1935 1937 Alfred Bowman Hatcher Index
1932 1933 Frederick Polsky Hatcher Index
1930 1930 Patrick T Buckley Hatcher Index
1927 1928 William Henry Deeble Hatcher Index
1921 1926 George E Neil Hatcher Index
1917 1919 John Trevena Hatcher Index
1914 1916 Thomas F King Hatcher Index
1913 1913 Neil Lawsen Hatcher Index
1901 1912 Elizabeth Gould Hatcher Index
1862 1900 Elizabeth & George Henry Gould Hatcher Index

Social History

George Henry & Elizabeth Gould were living at 90 Abbotsford Street in 1866.

Sands & Madougall directory

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


This streetscape contains a collection of historic Victorian buildings and later buildings. The Victorian homes are socially and historically significant buildings for the early development of North & West Melbourne in their own right.

Other Information


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