The Clarence Corner Hotel was constructed in 1889 to replace the earlier (1863) Clarence Hotel. While the Clarence Hotel was built to serve the bullock teamsters travelling Boggo (now Annerley) Road to Ipswich, the Clarence Corner Hotel reflected the urbanisation of Woolloongabba. It was located in the centre of the Woolloongabba shopping precinct that was split by the construction of the South-east Freeway in the 1970s. The landmark Clarence Corner Hotel, unlike the nearby Railway Hotel also constructed in 1889, retains its Victorian era facade.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as an 1889 hotel built on the site on an earlier 1863 hotel, the Clarence Corner hotel demonstrates the increasing urbanisation and development of the area during the 1880s economic boom.
b) It demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of the City's or local area's cultural heritage
as the sole substantially intact hotel remaining from a group of three 1880s hotels located in the same locality.
c) It has potential to yield information that will contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the City's or local area's history
as a building that has been on the site since 1889.
d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places
as a good example of a hotel from the Victorian Era.
e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance
for its local landmark qualities associated with its location on a significant corner at the bend in Stanley Street and its relative intactness, apart from the use of modern materials in its awning and verandah structures.
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