What is significant?
The former shop and residence, now known as Rose Cottage is located on the east side of McLennan Street in the centre of the township of Glenthompson. The cottage is a simple vernacular timber structure, dating from the later Victorian period. The windows, doors and verandah have been much altered from the originals. The cottage was initially part of a shop, store and residential complex owned by John Henry, an important businessman in Glenthompson around the turn of the century. The shop went through a variety of uses including periods as a general store, a bakery and as a dressmakers. The cottage is in good condition but the integrity has been compromised by later alterations.
How is it significant?
Rose Cottage is of historical significance to the southern Grampians Shire and to the township of Glenthompson.
Why is it significant?
Rose Cottage is of historical significance for its association with an important early family and for its association with a number of trades practised on the premises including blacksmith, store, bakery and dressmaker.