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.
At 172 Edward Street , BRISBANE CITY, 4000
Industry - Warehousing
Industry - Commerce
Constructed in 1923
Interwar - Stripped Classical
Walls - Masonry - Face brick
Architect - Atkinson and Conrad
Builder - Walter Taylor
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