What is significant?
The Balmoral General Store and Residence are both single storey timber buildings constructed in the early 1880s. The structures are located adjacent to each other on south side of Glendinning Street in the centre of the township of Balmoral. Although the residence retains a fair degree of integrity, the store is much altered. The store has had the original pediment and facade changed from the 1880s decorative timber work. There is a large Olive (Olea europea) in the front yard of the residence which dates from the construction of the residence. The Balmoral General Store has performed the important role of providing local townspeople and those on the surrounding properties with foodstuffs, goods and equipment for over one hundred years.
How is it significant?
The Balmoral General Store is of historical significance to the township of Balmoral and the Southern Grampians Shire
Why is it significant?
The Balmoral General Store is of historical significance as the site of a general store since the earliest days of the township of Balmoral. It is a reminder of a previous way of life and commercial activity, which saw townspeople and those on surrounding pastoral properties purchasing goods from the most convenient location. The store and residence are of further historical importance for their associations with important local people, James Cuzens and Basil Lyon, who were early owners and operators of the store.