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Addresses

At 22 Park Parade, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017

Type of place

House

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

Style

Free Style

This is an image of the local heritage place known as 19th Century Residence `Howrah' (later Blue Waters)

22 Park Parade, Shorncliffe

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Addresses

At 22 Park Parade, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017

Type of place

House

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

Style

Free Style

Constructed in 1889 for land agent John W. Todd, ‘Howrah’ is a large residence designed by eminent architect Alexander Brown Wilson. Extensive additions and alterations, designed by Hubert O.G. Thomas, were made to ‘Howrah’ in 1898 after it was sold to ironmonger George Bond. ‘Howrah’ was purchased by William and Adeline Quinn in 1912, who resided there until their deaths in 1923 and 1942 respectively. Subsequent owners renamed the house ‘Blue Waters’. This ornate timber house features a multi-faceted roof line, complex windows and twin barley-twisted chimney, and demonstrates the growing popularity of the Sandgate-Shorncliffe area as a residential district in the late nineteenth century.

Also known as

Howrah, Blue Waters

Lot plan

L1_RP4524; L2_RP4524

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

People/associations

Alexander Brown Wilson  (Architect);
Hubert George Thomas - additions (Architect)

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Also known as

Howrah, Blue Waters

Lot plan

L1_RP4524; L2_RP4524

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

People/associations

Alexander Brown Wilson  (Architect);
Hubert George Thomas - additions (Architect)

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping


Information prepared by — Brisbane City Council (page revised September 2020)

Victorian 1860-1890
Free Style
House
At 22 Park Parade, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017
At 22 Park Parade, Shorncliffe, Queensland 4017 L1_RP4524; L2_RP4524