Places

Find out more about what happened in the streets of Mt Victoria – listed in alphabetical order below.

Albany Avenue

12 Albany Ave was one of several houses built by George Baker

Armour Avenue
Armour Avenue is an historic area included in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Report. Refer to Appendix 4.

10 Armour Ave is one of 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Austin Street

13 Austin St was the residence of Charles Baeyertz the writer and critic

Ten Austin Street properties (10, 20, 21, 26, 28, 38, 67, 83, 89, 140) are among the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Basin Reserve

The Basin Reserve is an historic cricket ground located on the edge of Mt Victoria.

Brougham Street

Brougham St was once known as Brougham Hill. It used to be a dairy farm, owned by the Tutchen family. Read about the Schools on Brougham Hill.

Numbers 11,13, and 15 are some interesting places just off Brougham St.

17 Brougham St (Owd Trafford) and Art Deco Mt Victoria

50 Brougham Street is the site of the former Crossways Community Centre.

70 Brougham Street, home of the Baker family – including property developer George Baker.

89 Brougham St – designed by Francis Penty for J C Edwards

The colourful house at 105 Brougham Street was once one of the grandest houses in Mt Victoria. It is architecturally significant, as it was designed by Thomas Turnball, one of the most important Wellington architects of the Victoria era.

111 Brougham St (Ace House) was built for Alexander Gray, and designed by architect Samuel Hurst Seager.

Many Brougham Street properties (25, 31, 64, 70, 71, 77-79, 87, 89, 91, 111, 115, 134) are among the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Doctors Common

Doctors Common is an historic area included in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Report. Refer to Appendix 4

Edge Hill

22 Edge Hill is one of the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Elizabeth St

Elizabeth St is an historic area included in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Report. Refer to Appendix 4

Ellice Street

Ellice St is an historic area included in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Report. Refer to Appendix 4

Two properties (53 and 68) are among the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Embassy Theatre

The Embassy Theatre is a famous cinema on Kent Terrace, that has played host to important film events including a premier of a Lord of the Rings movie.

Hania Street

The Greek Orthodox Church in Hania Street represents a long and special association of the Greek community with the suburb of Mt Victoria.

Hawker Street

6 Hawker Street and Pat Lawlor

34 Hawker St is one of the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Bernard Freyberg’s family lived at a number of addresses in Hawker St: 40 and 60 Hawker St then 27 Hawker Street, now 43.

Lower Hawker St is an historic area included in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Report. Refer to Appendix 4

Kennedy St

2 Kennedy St is one the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Kent Terrace

The Embassy Theatre is a famous and iconic building on Kent Terrace.

A statue of Queen Victoria stands in the centre of Kent and Cambridge Terraces.

Levy St

Levy St is named after Lipman Levy.

4-6 Levy St is one of the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Lipman Street

Lipman Street is names after Lipman Levy.

Majoribanks Street

64 and 98 Majoribanks St are among the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

McFarlane Street

8 McFarlane Street was the home of Captain Renner, sea captain.

11 McFarlane Street is one of the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Moir Street

Moir St is an historic area included in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Report. Refer to Appendix 4

Marjoribanks Street

12 Marjoribanks St – residence and business of James Farley, butcher.

28 Marjoribanks Street was the home of James Harper Mouat. One of his relatives lived at 103 Marjoribanks St.

Mt Victoria

The mountain which gives its name to the suburb has a number of interesting sites.

Centennial Lookout on Mt Victoria

Town belt – Te Ranga a Hiwi ridge.

2YA radio broadcast station

During the war Mt Victoria was the site of a military camp.

Mt Victoria tunnel

Paterson Street

7 Paterson Street was built in 1869 for William Waring Taylor in “fancy colonial” style

Ettrick Cottage at 19 Paterson Street was built in the early 1870s at 7 Austin Street and owned by Samuel Atkins and his  daughters for 81 years, before being moved to Paterson Street in 1994.

Pat Lawlor Close

23 Pat Lawlor Close is one of the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Pirie Street

56, 58, and 66 Pirie Street are among the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

55 Pirie Street was built by George Humphries and lived in by Edward Bonthorne, who proposed the famous 1909 plan for the Basin Reserve.

58 Pirie Street, and George Winder

Pirie Street Reserve

Read about some more interesting Pirie St houses

Pirie Street was the site of a tram crash in 1920.

At the top of Pirie Street by the bus tunnel is the Victoria Bowling Club.

Porritt Avenue

Porritt Avenue is an historic area included in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Report. Refer to Appendix 4

Porritt Avenue was named after Sir Arthur Porritt.

15 Porritt Ave (Rahiri) – home of Thomas (Tamati) George Poutawera.

20 Porritt Avenue was one of several houses built by George Baker.

49 Porritt Avenue is where Kate Edger lived, the first woman in New Zealand to get a university degree.

49 Porritt Avenue is one of the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Queen Street

1 and 14 Queen Street are among the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Roxburgh Street

46 Roxburgh St

Shannon Street

Shannon Street is named after George Shannon.

31 Shannon Street is one of the 39 houses of particular interest featured in the Wellington City Council’s Mt Victoria Heritage Study Report. Refer to Appendix 5.

Secondary schools

Wellington East Girls College and Wellington College

Tutchen Street

Tutchen Street is named after the Tutchen family, who once owned a dairy farm in the area.

The Victoria Bowling Club is located at the top of Pirie Street.