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The Exchange Hotel


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.

Place details
Stock Exchange Hotel
At 131 Edward Street , BRISBANE CITY, 4000
Categories: Accommodation - Hotel
Event(s): Constructed in 1863
Period(s): Settlement (1842-1879)
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry
People involved: Architect - John Ibler - 1887 additions
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The Exchange Hotel

(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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