What is significant?
Trangmar's Store, 73 Whyte Street, Coleraine is a single storey, double fronted brick shop with a rendered shopfront and attached brick residence. It is located in the main street in the centre of Coleraine. The existing building dates from after 1905. The present shop and dwelling is typical and one of the larger examples in Coleraine. It is in good condition and retains a good degree of integrity.
How is it significant?
Trangmar's Store is of historic and architectural significance to the township of Coleraine and the Southern Grampians Shire.
Why is it significant?
Trangmar's Store is of historic significance for its associations with the most influential and long standing merchants in Coleraine, the Trangmar family. Both George Trangmar and James William Trangmar (his nephew) were substantial and influential people within the township and the community, serving as Justice of the Peace, Shire Councillors and Presidents of many local societies. The building, which replaced a much earlier 1847 structure is a representation of the success of the Trangmar's Stores business, and the rising fortune of the Trangmar family, which is reflected in the classical form of the facade of the building. The store is of further historical significance for its claim to be the longest family run store in Victoria (prior to sale in 1969).