What is significant? The five houses, comprising two attached pairs and one freestanding house built in 1914-15 for William Thomson, at 14-22 Sydenham Street, Moonee Ponds are significant.
Non-original alterations and additions to the houses are not significant.
How is it significant? The five houses at 14-22 Sydenham Street, Moonee Ponds are of local historic significance to the City of Moonee Valley.
Why is it significant? They are historically significant as examples of speculative housing built during the economic recovery in the post Federation period. In Essendon, their small size, repetitive design and absence of excessive ornamentation are expressive of the circumstances giving rise to their construction. (Criterion A)