1. Amongst the oldest surviving buildings in Hawthorn associated with the beginnings of the Village of Hawthorn. It is the only survivor of the nine hotels which were built by the late 1850s in this region
2. the former "Bridge Hotel" has historical significance for its associations with James Connell, pioneer settler, farmer and publican.
3. Illustrative of the importance of communication links with Melbourne city in the development of Hawthorn.
HO220 West Hawthorn Precinct, Hawthorn
The West Hawthorn Precinct, Hawthorn, is an area of heritage significance for the following reasons:
- The place is a large and varied concentration of brick and timber Victorian worker's cottages and modest residences. Connell and Mason Streets have a good proportion of brick residences, while College, Fashoda, Spencer Streets have a higher concentration of timber workers' cottages.
- The place is representative of the growth of Hawthorn as a Victorian garden suburb from 1856-1900, particularly the use of the garden suburb ideal through the incorporation of parkland in order to improve the amenity of workers housing.
- The precinct also includes a mix of late Federation and interwar houses and flats.