41 McIntyre St HAMILTON, Southern Grampians ShireGoogle Maps and Google Streetview
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Church Hill Precinct Hamilton
Level of Significance
Stage 2 study complete
Originally a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel the building was altered and extended in
1913 to become a residence.
STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
41 McIntyre Street
This building has local significance for its architectural interest as an early Hamilton church designed by the notable Melbourne architects, Crouch & Wilson, and for its historical associations with the Wesleyan Methodists, one of Hamilton's early church congregations. Constructed as a Wesleyan church in 1862, ([i]) the building was converted into a private residence in 1913. ([ii]) The Wesleyan Methodists bought the McIntyre Street site, regarding the land originally granted to them as not prestigious enough and too far from the other churches, and erected a church on it which is now known as 41 McIntyre Street, and an adjoining parsonage, which was sold in 1912. ([iii]) A new Methodist church, Sunday School and Parsonage were erected in 1913 in Alexandra Parade. ([iv]) By the 1930s the former church was owned by Mrs M M Learmonth, who was quite likely from the well known Hamilton family. ([v])
[i] Argus, 31 January 1862, (tender notice); Garden, Don, Hamilton, p 83.
[ii] Ibid., pp 126, 170.
[iv] Australian Architectural Index, (Clegg & Miller).
[v] HSA DP No. 603.
Roof: »corrgated iron Other:»rough cast & half timber gables NOTABLE FEATURES:»very narrow chimneys INTEGRITY: G Evolution of the Town: 1860s & 1900s
Windows: »timber casement
Religion: Wesleyan Methodism
Roof: »corrgated iron
Other:»rough cast & half timber gables
NOTABLE FEATURES:»very narrow chimneys INTEGRITY: G Evolution of the Town: 1860s & 1900s
Evolution of the Town: 1860s & 1900s