What is significant? The former Moonee Ponds Fire Station at 3-5 Elizabeth Street Moonee Ponds, designed by architects Speight and Tompkins and built in 1894, is significant. It is a Classical Revival influenced former fire station with dominant central pedimented portico having a segmental archway and surmounting cast cement pediment with foliated tympanum. The hipped roof is terra cotta tiled and the tall chimney stack has strapwork in the Queen Anne manner.
Non-original alterations and additions are not significant.
How is it significant? The former Moonee Ponds Fire Station is historically and aesthetically important to the City of Moonee Valley.
Why is it significant? It is historically important (Criterion A) as one of the earliest fire stations comparing with those erected at Elstemwick, East Prahran, Flemington and Spotswood and offering information concerning the types of stations built during the formative years of the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board.
It is aesthetically important (Criterion E) as a conservative Classical Revival influenced building not dissimilar to the earlier station buildings erected on the Upfield and Essendon railway lines the architect Richard Speight being the son of the Railways commissioner of the same.