What is significant? The former Wesleyan Church and Hall at 23 & 23A Gladstone Street, Moonee Ponds are significant. The following buildings and features contribute to the signifcance of the place:
- The original form, detailings, materials, and setting of the church, including its interior,and hall.
- The relatively high integrity of the exterior andinterior of the church, and the exterior of the hall.
- The visual relationship between the church and hall.
- The view of the church from Puckle Street down Pratt Street.
How is it significant? The former Wesleyan Church & Hall is of local historic and aesthetic significance to the City of Moonee Valley.
Why is it significant? Historically and socially, the church is important as an early public building within Moonee Ponds. The church and its hall are expressive of the growth of Moonee Ponds in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and as a place that has been a focus of community life for over 100 years. (Criteria A & G)
Architecturally, the church is a highly successful combination of traditional church architectural forms that may be experienced both internally and externally, and is notable for itsimpressive spire. Aesthetically the church, which is set axially to aview corridor,and the former hall adjacent form a landmark complex, which contributes to the historic character of the surrounding residential heritage precinct. (Criteria D & E)