Woodend Post Office

Location

Cnr High and Anslow Streets, WOODEND, MACEDON RANGES SHIRE

File Number

B6257

Level

State

Statement of Significance

This corner-sited, single-storey red brick post office was constructed in 1905 in the English Domestic Revival manner to a design probably by H J Mackennal of the Public Works Office of the Department of Home Affairs. Although opened up externally and sympathetically extended in 1986, the Woodend Post Office still retains the important external stylistic features such as the tall chimney stacks and high-pitched roof, banded walls and half- timbered gable-ends typical of the English Domestic Revival style.
The building is of state architectural significance as one of the young commonwealth's earliest post office buildings and one of Victoria's few remaining post-offices in this style. Its historical significnace lies in its long period of continuous use as a post office and cultural centre for Woodend.
Classified: 18/09/1991

Group

Postal and Telecommunications

Category

Post Office