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Invicta House


Invicta House was constructed in 1923 for Hooper & Harrison (Queensland) Ltd, a major Sydney-based woollen merchant company. Like its neighbour, Pioneer House, Invicta House was designed by the significant architectural firm of Atkinson & Conrad, and built by Walter Taylor. Invicta House was built at the beginning of the 1920s CBD building boom and contributed to the further expansion of this principal warehouse precinct. Prominent tenants have included Hooper & Harrison woollen merchants, the Australian Labor Party and the popular radio station, 4KQ.


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

    as a substantial warehouse 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 172 Edward Street , BRISBANE CITY, 4000
Categories: Industry - Warehousing
Industry - Commerce
Event(s): Constructed in 1923
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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Invicta 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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