HO129 (1) - Hopkins Odlum, 268 Geelong Road, West Footscray.JPG
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - February 28, 2000
City ofMaribyrnong HeritageReview Statement of Significance:
Of regional historical and architectural significance as an accomplished early Moderne factory/office design which related to a key manufacturing enterprise and which forms part of a regionally important industrial precinct established along Geelong Road prior to World War Two. Historically the place is significant as a major manufacturer of a specialist product which was a critical component in manufacturing in the region and nationally. (Criterion B2)
This role is expressed architecturally as the building is of some distinction, a visually interesting example of the works of a well known architectural firm who had a number of commissions in the western region. (Criterion F1) The remnant landscaping with planter boxes and cypress trees is contributory.
Footscray Conservation StudySOS
An accomplished early Modern factory/office design which forms part of a regionally important industrial precinct established along Geelong Road prior to the Second War.
Australian Heritage Commission (AHC) criteria
The Australian Heritage Commission criteria consist of a set of eight criteria which cover social, aesthetic, scientific, and historic values. Each criterion has sub-criteria written specifically for cultural or natural values. The relevant criteria are: