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Desmond Chambers

Summary

Desmond Chambers was constructed in 1912-13 for the Desmond Trust, to a design by eminent architectural firm Atkinson and McLay. This substantial brick ‘warehouse’ of five storeys and basement was built during a boom period in Brisbane’s building industry in the early twentieth century. The building was leased to a variety of tenants, from small business owners to large government departments, and served as the Brisbane recruiting office in World War 2.

Place details
At 309 Adelaide Street , BRISBANE CITY, 4000
Categories: Industry - Warehousing
Event(s): Constructed between 1912-1913
Period(s): Federation (1893-1914)
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Face brick
People involved: Architect - Atkinson and McLay
Builder - Henry Roberts
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Desmond Chambers


(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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