The Shelter at 75 Mitchell Street Axedale, including all the fabric of weatherboard building is significant.
How is it significant?
The Shelter at 75 Mitchell Street Axedale is of local historical, social and aesthetic significance for the City of Greater Bendigo.
Why is it significant?
The Shelter at 75 Mitchell Street Axedale is historically significant for its associations with the history of horse racing in the former Shire of McIvor. The shelter is a surviving example of an early twentieth century racetrack structure. It is of social significance as it reflects the role that racing played in the sporting and social history of Axedale, and the need to provide comfortable facilities at the racecourse. Criterion A
Although it has been adapted with the addition of a storage area, it is aesthetically significant as an elegant pavilion with architectural refinements of gable end strapping and finials and a steeply pitched roof. Criterion D
75 Mitchell Street has rarity value as the only building of its type identified in the study area. Criterion B
75 Mitchell Street is a shelter shed with high pitched gable roof with the gable ends clad in weatherboard. Edwardian style vertical timber strapping is used on one gable end but is missing from the other. A small cross gable is on one side. All gable ends are decorated with finials. Beneath the roof the shelter is partially built in with a corrugated iron clad structure containing toilets and a storage shed. The timber structural posts have triangular brackets. It is probable that the toilets were added later, and the original building was completely open in the form of a picnic shelter.