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This Interwar Old English style residence was built for Reginald Thompson in 1937 and was designed by notable Brisbane architect Mervyn Rylance who was then in the early years of his career. The house was noted in its time for its valuable attributes of practical function and the convenience and comfort of its interior design. Its construction reflects St. Lucia’s continued development during the interwar period as an affluent suburb.


  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as evidence of St. Lucia’s continued development during the interwar period as a desirable area for the professional middle class.

  • e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance

    as a fine example of the Interwar Old English style of architecture which makes a pleasing contribution to the Ryans Road streetscape.

  • h) It has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the City's or local area's history

    as an early example of the work of one of Brisbane’s most prominent interwar architects Mervyn Rylance.

Place details
Thompson Residence
At 93 Ryans Road , ST LUCIA, 4067
Categories: Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed in 1937
Period(s): Interwar (1919-1939)
Style(s): Interwar - Old English
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber - Combination
Roof - Tile - Terracotta
People involved: Architect - Mervyn Rylance
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(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)

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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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