This cottage was built circa 1888 for George Knox as a speculative development designed to benefit from its locality to busy Albion Station. As an 1880s timber and tin worker’s cottage, it represents the second stage of Albion’s development which occurred after the arrival of the railway in 1882.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as an example of working class housing built during Albion’s development in the late nineteenth century.
d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places
as a substantially intact example of an 1880s timber and tin workers cottage.
NOTE: The purpose of this report is
to provide a general reference source of information
about the main historical and descriptive features that
contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage
place. It is based on available evidence and may be
re-assessed if further information becomes available.
It is NOT an official report and does not in any way
replace the official Heritage Register entry, which
can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner
should undertake a thorough conservation study of the
heritage place before any action is taken which may
affect its significance as a heritage listed place.
For further information please phone Council on 3403