Review of C* Grade Buildings in the Former City of Hawthorn
Statement of Significance
Alvah, 51 Mayston Street, Hawthorn East, is of historical and architectural significance at a local level. It is a well executed, generally externally intact, double-fronted, single-storey later Federation brick house with stucco dressings. It represents a type of late nineteenth and early twentieth century 'commuter development' found in Boroondara, which responded to subdivisions in areas near railway stations. Architecturally, it is a later Federation dwelling which characterises a new direction in Federation architecture in the middle 1900s, including a growing simplification of external massing and form, and increasingly sparing use of ornamental detail.