What is significant?
The bluestone drain at the rear of properties facing Ormond Road and Brisbane Street, Ascot Vale is significant. This semi-circular or spoon drain is constructed of bluestone and is six pitchers wide. At its west end it begins at the corner of Waratah Street and Adelaide street, crosses under Myrnong Crescent, and finally exits into an underground culvert behind 51 Brisbane Street.
How is it significant? The bluestone drain at the rear of properties facing Ormond Road and Brisbane Street, Ascot Vale is of local historic significance to the City of Moonee Valley.
Why is it significant? It is historically significant for its associations with the subdivision and development of Ascot Vale in the early twentieth century. It is a representative example of the above ground stormwater culverts that were once common before underground drainage was phased in by the mid-twentieth century. This drain is notable for its considerable length when compared to other examples in Moonee Valley. (Criteria A & D)