Old Teachers Residence State School 3939 Colour 1 - Shire of Eltham Heritage Study 1992
Statement of Significance
REVISED STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE, CONTEXT, 2009
What is significant? The former teacher's residence associated with State school No. 3939 (constructed at Gobur in 1919 and moved to the present site in 1947) and the surrounding site to the title boundaries [The site is connected with HO3].
How is it significant? The former teacher's residence is socially, historically and architecturally significant to the Shire of Nillumbik.
Why is it significant? The residence is socially significant, because it served the local community from when it was relocated to the site, in 1947, until the 1980s (Criterion G). The residence is historically significant because it illustrates the common 19th and early 20th practice of relocating school teacher's residences (and schools) on the basis of need. It is architecturally significant as a good example of a c1919 bungalow in an area where such buildings are rare (Criteria A & D).