Significant not just for its iconic Queensland style of multi storey wrap around cast iron verandahs, the People’s Palace is also a rare example of a purpose built temperance hotel.
This tiny timber place of worship sits nestled amongst a grove of towering gums on the edge of Simpsons Rd.
Of all Brisbane’s war memorials this rough hewn tuff seat, shaded under a jacaranda tree is a particularly beautiful and unusual one.
Several layers of history permeate the site and buildings of this landmark complex on the city fringe, beginning with the establishment, back in 1860 of the first major purpose built gaol for free settlers.
Originally known as Costin’s Cottages, the owner of these, one of Brisbane’s earliest rows of terrace houses c1863, was colonial Queen St chemist and onetime property guru William Costin.
The only surviving intact 19th century theatre in Brisbane and the oldest in Australia, since its construction in 1888 the Princess has been home to amateur and professional theatre companies.
This landmark brick residence, remembered largely as the Queen Alexandra Home was initially called Hatherton, built as a private home in 1886 for businessman Reuben Nicklin.
Not only is this the city’s only intact heritage-surrounded green square but it holds archaeological importance, having been part of the convict settlement in the 1820s.
There are very few original timber houses that have survived from early settlement and Rainworth House, which in 1862 was the sole farmhouse in the area, is one of them.
There has been a jetty on this site since the days of Redcliffe being a 19th century seaside holiday hotspot.
This classic functionalist building, striking in its perfect symmetry, was designed in 1939 by domestic architect Sidney Prior and finished construction in 1941.
While the city awaits the outcome of the redevelopment of the remains of this priceless treasure, a reflection on its past follows.
This concrete tower ceased commission in the late 1980’s was sold to a lateral-thinking private buyer at auction in 1992.
Unlike most surviving 19th century villas, Rhyndarra, which was built in 1889 for businessman William Williams, still retains its stables and most of its original plantings.
This little 1901 Federation style cottage studio was purpose built for prominent local artist Richard Randall by his Immigration Agent father George.
The Rosalie School of Arts, designed by builder W.Moody and City hall team hall & Prentice, was established in 1928 as the populace of Paddington spread into the valleys and hills around.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

An unforgettable live music experience celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival
A fascinating look back at how laidback subtropical Brisbane saw itself
Join Becky for a big night of laughs at Brisbane Powerhouse
Learn about the artworks around Brisbane city on this free night tour 
A weekend of opera and chamber music set in an historic homestead
A fabulous 3 day community festival of all things retro
Treasury Brisbane’s popular Wine & Cheese series returns
Journey to the sun-kissed isle of Santorini
Eats & Beats is back on Friday, June 25!

European Masterpieces from The Met

The once-in-a-lifetime exhibition features works by Rembrandt, Turner, van Gogh, Monet, Degas and many more
European Masterpieces from The Met

Boo's Kitchen

This hidden gem of a Thai restaurant is the go-to for a unique & traditional taste of north Thailand
Boo's Kitchen

Top Things to Do Jun 18-20

From wine tastings to European winter markets & cosy cabins in the woods, some of the best things to do this weekend
This Weekend Jun 18-20

Winter School Holidays Jun 26-Jul 11

Keep the kids off the screens this holiday with these 20+ great shows, activities, workshops and events
June July School Holiday Guide
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