Old Brinkkotter House 32 Lindon Strike Ct Colour 1 - Shire of Eltham Heritage Study 1992
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - January 7, 2010
REVISED STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE, CONTEXT, 2010
What is significant? The c1913 or earlier timber house, the more substantial c1935 brick house, and the surrounding site to the title boundaries.
How is it significant? The c1913 timber house and c1935 brick house are historically and aesthetically significant to the Shire of Nillumbik.
Why is it significant? The 1913 house and the 1935 house are historically significant because both are connected to the Brinkkotter family, who were well known farmers and orchardists (Criterion H). The houses are also significant because their presence next to each other on the one block is very unusual within the former Shire of Eltham (Criterion B). The 1935 house is aesthetically significant as an unusual example of a 1930s house within the Shire (Criterion E). The subsequent subdivision of the land surrounding the two houses is historically significant because it illustrates the growth of Melbourne's suburbs (Criterion A).
BICK STUDY, 1992
Both the timber house (c.1913 or earlier) and the more substantial (c.1935) front brick house on this property have significance as the homes of the Brinkkotter family, well-known Research farmers and orchardists. The Brinkkotters owned land at Research from the turn of the century. The existence of two farm houses next to each other on the one, property is very, rare in the Shire of Eltham; so too are houses of the design of the circa 1935 one, reflecting the lack of affluence and relative remoteness of the Shire during the first half of the 20th century.