The modest house at 50 Mundy Street, South Geelong, has significance as a legacy of the rudimentary Victorian styled residential developments in South Geelong from the mid 19th century. Built in 1864-65 by Benjamin Stokes, this house appears to be in good condition, and is reasonably externally intact (apart from the false wall cladding).
The house at 50 Mundy Street is architecturally significant at a LOCAL level. Although slightly altered, it still demonstrates original design qualities of a rudimentary Victorian style. These qualiteis include the double gable roof forms that traverse the site, together with the rear skillion wing and the front concave verandah that projects towards the street frontage. Other intact or appropriate qualities include the galvanised corrugated iron roof cladding to the verandah, unpainted red brick chimney, narrow eaves, single storey height, timber framed double hung windows, timber framed doorway, stop chamfered timber verandah columns and the valance. The front timber picket verandah balustrade fence also contributes to the significance of the place.
The house at 50 Mundy Street is historically significant at a LOCAL level. It is associated with residential developments in South Geelong in the 1860's. In particular, this houe has associations with Benjamin Stokes, original owner from 1865, and it remained in the Stokes family until 1899.
Overall, the house at 50 Mundy Street is of LOCAL significance.
Drainage Plans and Reports, 1923, 1972, 1973, 1983, 1993, Barwon Water profis system, City of Greater Geelong.
Voters' Roll, Barwon Ward, 1992, Geelong Historical Records Centre.