Moore Street

Moore Street South Yarra

The Moore Street area was originally sold in 1849 as Lot 34 for nine pounds an acre, for a total land area of 51 ¾ acres and it stretched from Toorak Road through to Commercial Road and included land now occupied by the railway which was sold to the railway company in the middle 1850’s.

Peter Davis was the purchaser and he resold much of it in 1850-1852, this flat land was cut up into small cheap allotments on which small houses were built for local artisans and their families. Peter Davis was a prominent land speculator who later became Mayor of Melbourne.

In 1856 Moore Street was formed between Commercial Road and Argo Street. Beyond Argo Street was Clifford’s Paddocks and brickworks.

Shepherds Hotel appeared a bit later in the corner of Moore and Argo Street and later became the Argo Hotel. Then the Early Bird Inn appeared plus shops on the north side of Argo Street to create a local shopping centre.

In 1881 the eastern side of Moore Street between Commercial Road and Argo Street was auctioned by Crews and Arkle. Afterwards, the west side between Argo Street and Nicholson Street was auctioned.

In 1885 the McConnell Estate was auctioned, selling land between Nicholson Street and the northern cul-de-sac, plus the eastern side from Albion Street through to the end of the cul-de-sac.

St Lawrences Chapel of Ease was set up on the corner of Argo and Moore Street as a convenient local chapel attached to Christ Church. This is now the Russian Orthodox Church.

Today, Moore Street contains a sequence of relatively intact single fronted, single storey cottages typical of the area.

Recent Property Sales Up Your Street

1 Moore Street South Yarra $1,720,000 27 February 2018
65 Moore Street South Yarra $1,600,000 16 Sep 2017

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