What is significant? The Holmes Road and Norwood Crescent Precinct, which comprise the shops,constructed in stages from 1905 to 1937, at 2-28 & 11-31 Holmes Roadand 1-11 Norwood Crescent, Moonee Ponds are significant. The originalshopfronts to the shops facing Norwood Crescent are a notable element.
Non-original alterations and additions to the shops are not significant.
How is it significant? The Holmes Road and Norwood Crescent Precinct is of local historic and aesthetic significance to the City of Moonee Valley.
Why is it significant? The precinct is historically significant as evidence of the recovery after the 1890s depression and demonstrate how construction of electric tramway along Puckle Street to the Moonee Ponds railway station encouraged development in the first decades of the twentieth century. These shops demonstrate how the area west of the railway line developed as an adjunct to the Puckle Street centre in the early twentieth century. (Criteria A)
The precinct is aesthetically significant as a highly intact precinct of early to mid twentieth century shops, which are notable for their varied detailing and remaining shopfronts. (Criterion E)