Primitive Methodist Church (former), Hobsons Bay Heritage Study 2006
Statement of Significance
What is Significant?
The former Primitive Methodist Church, originally constructed in 1886 with alterations and additions c.1905, at 59-61 John Street, Williamstown.
How is it Significant?
The former Primitive Methodist Church at 59-61 John Street, Williamstown is of local historic and aesthetic significance to the City of Hobsons Bay.
Why is it Significant?
Historically, it is significant as the only Primitive Methodist church within the city and illustrates the important role of the Methodist faith in the early development of Williamstown. (AHC criteria A4 and D2)
Aesthetically, it is significant as the most intact example of the small number of simple weatherboard Victorian Carpenter Gothic churches to survive in Williamstown. (AHC criteria B2 and E1)