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Duplex 'Caders'


Built on land that was originally part of the Albion Station Estate, this late nineteenth century brick duplex was likely built by Robert Watson, a Lutwyche builder, as a speculative investment intended to benefit from Stoneleigh Street’s proximity to the newly opened Albion Railway Station. The rail line allowed convenient and inexpensive access to the city and Albion became an attractive locale to construct modest working class dwellings for purchase or to let. As such, this duplex provides evidence of the historical pattern of working-class housing development in Albion in the late nineteenth century. It also reflects the importance of local brickworks during the late nineteenth century which led the construction of a number of brick residences in suburbs such as Albion, Wooloowin and Lutwyche. Proximity to the two local brickworks at Albion enabled local builders to economically choose brick over the usual timber construction.


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

    as it is a late nineteenth century, masonry duplex that provides evidence of working class housing development in Albion.

  • d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places

    as it is a rare surviving example of a nineteenth century brick duplex in Brisbane.

Place details
At 63 & 65 Stoneleigh Street , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Accommodation - Duplex
Event(s): Constructed circa 1890
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Victorian - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Structure - Masonry - Painted brick
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Duplex 'Caders'

(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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