The Balmoral Avenue Precinct, comprising buildings at 32-102 and 31-95 Balmoral Avenue, and 457-471 and 448-488 Bell Street.
How is it significant?
The Balmoral Avenue Precinct is of local architectural, historical and social significance to the City of Moreland.
Why is it significant?
Although the Balmoral Avenue Precinct has its origins in the land boom subdivisions of the late 1800s and was subdivided in the 1920s, the precinct is of local architectural significance as a predominantly residential precinct that contains a broad selection of substantially intact Inter-War and immediate Post-War houses. The significance of the precinct is enhanced by a high level of integrity and cohesion of scale, materials and setbacks, and an intactness of the private gardens. One of the more unusual buildings of the precinct is the two storey modernist brick house at number 52 Balmoral Avenue with its strongly expressed architectural elements.
The Balmoral Avenue Precinct is of local historical and social significance for its association with the occupation of the Unemployed Single Men's Group (USMG). The USMG was an important organisation, inspired by communist philosophies. It actively supported the rights of the unemployed, especially in matters regarding housing and eviction.