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Residence 'Denila' (former)


‘Denile’ was designed by Atkinson and McLay and built in 1913 as the residence of the Isles family, co-founders of land agency Isles Love and Company. The house was situated in a prestigious area of Bowen Hills, home to a number of elegant residences including ‘Cintra House’ and ‘Miegunyah’. The residence was renamed Jordan House and used as an office for the Mt Isa Mines Company from the late 1930 to the early 1940s. Passing from the Isles family’s ownership in 1946, it was acquired by the Queensland Subnormal Children’s Welfare Association (now the Endeavour Foundation) in 1959. The site and house, renamed ‘Schonell House’, was used by the foundation until 2006. This brick house with a classical portico is an example of a substantial late federation style dwelling erected within the Bowen Hills area which has been adapted for other uses.


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

    as evidence of the continued development of this area of Bowen Hills as a desirable residential address amongst Brisbane’s wealthy and professional classes during the early twentieth century.

  • e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance

    as an impressive WW1 brick residence (federation style).

  • g) It has a strong or special association with the life or work of a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons

    for its association with the Endeavour Foundation.

  • 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

    for its association with architectural firm Atkinson and McLay.

Place details
At 14A Jordan Terrace , BOWEN HILLS, 4006
At 29-39 Folkestone Street , BOWEN HILLS, 4006
Categories: Accommodation - House
People - Welfare
Event(s): Constructed in 1913
Period(s): Federation (1893-1914)
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Face brick
Roof - Tile
People involved: Architect - H.W. Atkinson and Chas. McLay
Builder - W. Beattie
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Residence 'Denila' (former)

(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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