What is significant?
The former grocer's shop and residence at 69 Balmain Street, Cremorne is significant to the extent of the nineteenth century fabric. It is a two-storey rendered masonry building, in the Renaissance Revival style, particularly evident in the classical shop-front.
Non-original alterations and additions are not significant.
How is it significant?
The former grocer's shop and residence at 69 Balmain Street, Cremorne is historically and architecturally significant to Cremorne and the City of Yarra.
Why is it significant?
The former grocer's shop and residence is historically significant (Criterion A)as tangible evidence of the early development of Cremorne and the traditional corner stores that were established within walking distance of local residents. This building is notable as the oldest surviving corner store within Cremorne.
The former grocer's shop and residence is architecturally significant (Criteria D, E & B)as a good well-preserved two-storey rendered, Renaissance Revival corner shop and residence of about 1870, with a rare intact Classical timber shop-front.