What is significant?
The former Colonial Bank is a single storey, symmetrical brick building of traditional house form located on the south side of Lynch Street near the intersection of Monroe Street. It had a timber and cast iron verandah across the western or garden elevation, which has collapsed. It is not certain when this building was constructed but, from its form, plan and detailing it does seem to have been built as a house rather than as a bank, and before 1870. No architect or builder has been associated with the design. The building has a low degree of integrity and is in poor condition.
How is it significant?
The former Colonial Bank is of historical and architectural significance to the community of Branxholme and to the Southern Grampians Shire
Why is it significant?
The former Colonial Bank is of historical significance as a reminder of a previous commercial activity, and apparently the only bank in Branxholme. The former Colonial Bank is of architectural significance as an example of domestic architecture, particularly for the unusual side verandah.