What is significant? The 1913-14 former combined butchers' shop/residence and the surrounding site to the title boundaries.
How is it significant? The shop/residence is historically and aesthetically significant to the Shire of Nillumbik.
Why is it significant? The shop/residence is historically significant because it is within the subdivision created by the leading orchardist, William Gray, was constructed immediately after the arrival of the railway in Hurstbridge (1912) and illustrates the growth and change that the arrival of the railway brought to the town (Criteria A & H). The shop/residence is historically and aesthetically significant because it is one of Hurstbridge's most substantial commercial properties, featuring a projecting front gable over the shop and a cast iron decorative verandah (decorative verandas are rare in Hurstbridge) and because the shop is an integral component of a cluster of 1910 and 1920s buildings that gives the centre of Hurstbridge its special character (Criteria A, B & E). The shop/residence is historically significant because it is a rare example of a combined shop/residence in the municipality and illustrates the once common practice of shopkeepers living at their premises (Criterion B).
FORMER BUTCHER'S SHOP AND HOUSE - Physical Description 1
Walls timber stud construction, weatherboard clad.
Roof hipped and gabled, corruated iron clad.
Features are the projecting front gable over the shop, cast iron decorated verandah in front of the residence section (such decoration is extremely rare in Hurstbridge) and the size of the building.