What is significant? The c1960s/1970s outbuilding and the surrounding site to a radius of 20 metres and the two c1970s/1980s sculptures and the site surrounding each to a radius of 10 metres.
How is it significant? The Baker 'Eltham-style' outbuilding is historically, architecturally and aesthetically significant to the Shire of Nillumbik.
The sculptures are historically and aesthetically significant to the Shire of Nillumbik.
Why is it significant? The outbuilding is historically, architecturally and aesthetically significant because it is one of the two finest examples of a small 'Eltham-style' building in the Shire (see also HO17) and exemplifies the highly individual and creative structures produced by artistic communities in the former Shire of Eltham during the 1960s and 1970s (Criteria B & F). Like many other 'Eltham-style' buildings, it was constructed using mud brick and recycled materials (Criterion D). The outbuilding is historically and socially significant because it reflects Eltham's continued growth as an artistic community during the 1960s and 1970s (Criterion A).
The sculptures are historically and aesthetically significant because they exemplify the highly individual and creative structures produced by artistic communities in the Shire of Eltham during the 1970s and 1980s (Criteria D, & E).
BICK STUDY, 1992
The Baker outbuilding and sculptures exemplify the highly individual and creative structures made in the Shire of Eltham during the 1960s and 1970s and the social mores and social movement behind them. Eltham is well known in the general community for the distinctive structures and lifestyle established at that time. The Baker outbuilding and Garner studio in Brougham Street are the two finest small examples of these structures anywhere in the Municipality. Sharing the common use of mud brick and second-hand materials, these structures also reflect the physical involvement and individual creativity of their owners.
BASIS OF SIGNIFICANCE:
ILLUSTRATION OF THE THEMES
DEGREE OF SIGNIFICANCE: LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE
EXTENT OF SIGNIFICANCE: OUTBUILDING AND TWO SCULPTURES AND THEIR SITES TO A RADIUS OF 20 AND 10 METRES RESPECTIVELY.