This well-situated masonry residence was constructed circa 1899 for accountant Frederick Peberdy and his wife Amy. It was originally part of the large Thompson Estate and was one of few houses in the area to be built using brick, perhaps owing to Frederick’s professional status. The house was occupied by the Peberdys until around 1920 and has since been maintained as a private residence.
Research indicates that the dwelling located at this address was erected circa 1898-99 for Amy and Frederick Peberdy who acquired the property in 1894.
Electoral records of the period give Peberdy’s occupation as accountant. The size and brick construction of the house which boasts two fireplaces is likely to reflect Peberdy’s middle-class social status and income.
The Peberdys house is situated in the Thompson Estate which was developed during the property boom of the 1880s. The estate was bordered by O’Keefe Street, Ipswich Road and Victoria Terrace, extending towards Logan Road.
The Peberdys resided at the property until circa 1920 when it appears it was rented out for a time. In March 1926 William Hurly acquired the property and remained the owner until 1947. During the 1930s the property remained vacant for a period and was subsequently rented out.
Building applications were made to Brisbane City Council in 1957 for the construction of a garage and the enclosure of the verandah. During the 1990s, the verandah was reopened during restoration work.
This building presents as a substantial masonry residence of late nineteenth century design. The residence may have been built originally in brick and rendered at a later date.
The front is dominated by a verandah and protruding bay window. The bay window is crowned by a prominent gable. The gable portico has decorative motifs on the face. The verandah, once enclosed by timber and windows, is now open and faces Emperor Street. The verandah roof is separate to the main roof. The roof sheathed in roofing iron, with two large masonry chimneys protruding.
Statement of significance
Relevant assessment criteria
This is a place of local heritage significance and meets one or more of the local heritage criteria under the Heritage planning scheme policy of the Brisbane City Plan 2014. It is significant because:
The place is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the city's or local area’s history
as an example of a middle-class residence built in Annerley's Thompson Estate in the 1890s.
Brisbane City Council Building Card Records
Certificates of Title.
Kerr, John (ed) The Annals of Annerley: Proceedings of the Annerley Conference. (Brisbane, Royal Historical Society of Qld.1997).
McClurg, John. H.C. Historical Sketches of Brisbane. (Brisbane, Library Board of Qld & Royal Historical Society of Qld.1975)
Queensland Electoral Roll
Queensland Post Office Directories
Surveyor-General’s Office. McKellar’s Official Map of Brisbane and Suburbs. Brisbane, 1895
Citation prepared by — Brisbane City Council (page revised September 2020)