What is significant? The shop & residence, erected c.1885, at 492 Sydney Road, Coburg is significant. This is a late Victorian two storey commercial building.The upper facade is framed by pilasters and has a solid parapetwith an arched pediment flanked by scrolls and surmounted by an acroterion, and orbs at either end. Below is a cornice and string course,and the pair of timber sash windows have moulded architraves and keystones. The ground floor has been altered.
Non-original alterations and additions including the ground floor shopfronts, and the street verandahare not significant.
How is it significant? The shop and residence at 425 Sydney Road, Coburg is of local historic and aesthetic significance to the City of Moreland.
Why is it significant? It is significant as one of the oldest shop buildings in Coburg and illustrates an early phase of development of Sydney Road into an important commercial centre during the 1880s. (Criterion A)
It is significant as an distinctive nineteenth century building, which stands out amongst the later buildings within this part of Sydney Road. (Criterion E)