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Addresses

At 42 Oxford Terrace, Taringa, Queensland 4068

Type of place

House

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

Style

Queenslander

This is an image of the local heritage place known as Residence

This is an image of the local heritage place known as Residence

42 Oxford Terrace, Taringa

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Addresses

At 42 Oxford Terrace, Taringa, Queensland 4068

Type of place

House

Period

Victorian 1860-1890

Style

Queenslander

This house was likely constructed sometime around 1890 for contractor William Davies. It is an uncommon nineteenth century double transverse gable worker's cottage. Davies purchased the property on which the house stands from Walter Wilson, holder of over 53 acres, in May 1890 and immediately obtained a mortgage of £155, possibly to finance construction of this house. He retained the property until 1907. It changed hands a number of times in ensuing years and by the 1990s had fallen into some disrepair. It appears the present owners have restored the house.

Lot plan

L1_RP184881

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

Criterion for listing

(B) Rarity

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Lot plan

L1_RP184881

Key dates

Local Heritage Place Since —

Date of Information —

Construction

Roof: Corrugated iron;
Walls: Timber

Criterion for listing

(B) Rarity

Interactive mapping

City Plan Interactive Mapping

Description

This house has a double transverse gabled roof. The separate front verandah roof has is curved, and the open verandah has recently been reinstated.

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:


References

  1. Brisbane City Council Water Supply and Sewerage Detail Plans

  2. Cuffley, Peter. Australian Houses of the Twenties & Thirties. (Oxford, Victoria; Five Mile Press. 1993)

  3. Apperly, Richard et al. A pictorial Guide to Identifying Australian Architecture Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1989

  4. Department of Natural Resources, Queensland Certificates of title and other records.

  5. JOL Estate Map Collection and photographic collection

  6. McKellar's Map of Brisbane and Suburbs. Brisbane: Surveyor-General’s Office, 1895

  7. Post Office Directories.

  8. Watson, Donald and Judith McKay. Queensland Architects of the 19th Century: A Biographical Dictionary. Brisbane: Queensland Museum, 1994


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

Victorian 1860-1890
Queenslander
House
At 42 Oxford Terrace, Taringa, Queensland 4068
At 42 Oxford Terrace, Taringa, Queensland 4068 L1_RP184881
Rarity