Corner view of Treasury Building from William Street, Brisbane

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Corner view of Treasury Building from William Street, Brisbane.

Document type: Digilib Image
Collections: UQ Library - Digitised Materials - open access
Brisbane City
 
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Title Corner view of Treasury Building from William Street, Brisbane
Alternative Title Treasury Casino, Treasury Building, Treasury Casino and Hotel
Date of construction Completed 1889, opened 1928
Date photo taken 1996
Date scanned 2010-11-05
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Clark, James, 1838-1915
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947-
Contributor Pye, Thomas, 1853-1916
Location 21 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Australia
Open Access Status Other
Category Commercial buildings
Recreation and sports
Subcategory Hotels
Casinos
Period Victorian (1840-1890)
Style Classical Revival
Edwardian Baroque
Italian Renaissance
Academic classical
Condition Restored
Renovated
Structural Systems & Elements Masonry construction
Grouped columns
Building Materials Sandstone
Brick
Architectural Features Ionic columns
Doric columns
Corinthian columns
Arched structures
Bays
Verandahs
Ornaments
Balustrades
Handrails
Balconies
Entablatures
Flat roofs
Surrounding Features Buildings, structures and establishments
Roads and streets
Ground vehicles
People
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
References 111_George_street.tif
Additional Notes 'After 40 years after its completion, the exterior needed cleaning and restoration. Restoration work included marble steps to the main Queen Street entrance and repairs to the stonework and re-pointing. Demand for further accommodation In the 1950s, led to the construction in 1961 of a five-storeyed annex in the courtyard. The Treasury Building became outmoded as suitable office accommodation and in 1971 the Treasury and Works Departments moved to the new Executive Building at 100 George Street. A Government proposal in the 1990s to convert the building into a Casino met with some objection. Conversion of this magnificent building into a casino has ensured that Clarke's creation and Brisbane's most imposing building has been saved for posterity without the need to spend Government money on its restoration.'http://www.brisbanehistory.com/treasury_building.html
 
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