What is significant?
The row of shops are located on the north side of Bell Street, in between French & Martin Streets in the centre of the township of Penshurst. The shops were constructed for Mr. Chesswass, a local businessman, in 1911. There has been no architect or builder associated with the design. The shops have been used for commercial purposes continuously since 1911. The brick shops are in good condition, and retain a high degree of integrity externally and a good degree of integrity internally, with special concern for the 1950s shelving in No 82d.
How is it significant?
The row of four red brick shops at 82 Bell Street is of historical and architectural significance to the Southern Grampians Shire and to the township of Penshurst.
Why is it significant?
The row of four red brick shops at 82 Bell Street is of historical significance as an early twentieth century commercial development and of and architectural significance for its unusual form.