What is significant?
The former residence of George Thompson is located in the road reserve between the main carriage way of the Glenelg Highway and Memorial Drive in the centre of the township of Glenthompson. The small single storey symmetrical brick cottage is constructed from bricks manufactured at the nearby Brickworks and incorporate simple diamond shaped panels of slightly raised brickwork. The Brickwork's were started by George Thompson and his brother Joseph in 1901, and the cottage reflects the trade. There is no known architect associated with the design. The cottage is in good condition and retains a high degree of integrity.
How is it significant?
The George Taylor Residence is of historical significance to the southern Grampians shire and to the township of Glenthompson.
Why is it significant?
The George Taylor Residence is of historical significance as the home of George Taylor, one of the founders of the Glenthompson Brickworks and for being one of the earliest buildings constructed with bricks from the Brickworks.