The Exchange Hotel, constructed in 1863, is one of the oldest surviving hotels in Brisbane’s CBD. The hotel has undergone a number of alterations since the 1880s, including the removal of its verandahs, but nonetheless retains the principal characteristics of a nineteenth century hotel, including its prominent corner position.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as one of a number of hotels constructed during Brisbane’s settlement era that provided accommodation and hospitality to travelers, newcomers and local residents, playing an important role in the City’s development.
d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places
as a mid-nineteenth century, two-storey corner hotel.
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