The 1880s building at No. 136-138 Cumberland Street still retains its original layout, particularly with the shop with two shop windows and a splay corner onto Long's Lane as well as the rear service area. Within the building the original hierarchy is still clearly expressed with the ground floor commercial rooms, first floor living areas, second floor bedrooms and rear service rooms.
The building retains a reasonable amount of original major fabric. Fittings and internal decorative joinery were largely destroyed in the 1980s, but have been faithfully reproduced based on the remnant physical evidence and documented photographic and drawn records 1978.