Angled view towards General Post Office facade facing Queen Street, Brisbane

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Angled view towards General Post Office facade facing Queen Street, Brisbane.

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Collections: UQ Library - Digitised Materials - open access
Brisbane City
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Title Angled view towards General Post Office facade facing Queen Street, Brisbane
Alternative Title General Post Office, Brisbane General Post Office, Brisbane GPO
Date of construction 1872-1908
Date photo taken 1996
Date scanned 2010-11-05
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Stanley, Francis Drummond Greville, 1839-1897
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947-
Contributor Petrie, John, 1822-1892
Location 21 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Open Access Status Other
Category Government buildings
Subcategory Post offices
Period Federation (1890-1915)
Style Victorian Italianate
Baroque revival
Condition Original
Structural Systems & Elements Masonry construction
Building Materials Sandstone
Architectural Features Aedicules
Arched structures
Arched openings
Corinthian columns
Corinthian capitals
Surrounding Features Roads and streets
Buildings, structures and establishments
Ground vehicles
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
References Brisbane4.tif
Additional Notes 'The original General Post Office Brisbane of stone and brick was two small rooms which had been a portion of the quarters built in 1829-30 and previously occupied by the Superintendent of Convicts. It had a frontage of approximately 30 feet to Queen Street.' The Brisbane GPO is of a complex of five interconnected buildings included on the Commonwealth Heritage List located between Queen and Elizabeth Streets in the Brisbane CBD. Primarily built over the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the complex includes the old General Post Office, the old Electric Telegraph Office, the original Parcel Post Building, the Operations Building and the old Telegraph Stores.
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