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Pioneer House


Pioneer House was constructed in 1924, at the beginning of the 1920s CBD building boom, for Hoey, Fry Ltd, a major Brisbane-based engineering supply company. Like its neighbour, Invicta House, Pioneer House was designed by the significant architectural firm of Atkinson & Conrad, and built by Walter Taylor. Hoey, Fry occupied the ground floor of the building until at least the 1950s, while the upper floors have been leased to a variety of different businesses since the 1920s.


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

    as a multi-storey commercial and retail building constructed during the CBD building boom of the 1920s.

  • 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 a building designed by one of Brisbane’s most significant architectural firms, Atkinson and Conrad, and constructed by prominent builder, Walter Taylor.

Place details
At 166 Edward Street , BRISBANE CITY, 4000
Categories: Industry - Commerce
Retailing - Other
Event(s): Constructed in 1924
Period(s): Interwar (1919-1939)
Style(s): Interwar - Stripped Classical
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Face brick
People involved: Architect - Atkinson and Conrad
Builder - Walter Taylor
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Pioneer House

(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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