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This timber residence was originally built on Ipswich Road as offices for the Stephens Divisional Board. It was designed circa 1890 by notable architect Alexander Brown Wilson who also served as Chairman of the Board from 1890-91. After the Stephens Shire amalgamated to form the Greater Brisbane Council in 1925, the land was sold and the building moved to the rear of the block, facing Ealing Street. It has since been adapted for use as a private residence and has undergone a number of alterations and additions.


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

    as the former offices of the Stephens Divisional Board which was established in 1886, decades before the formation of the Greater Brisbane Council.

  • e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance

    for its contribution to the streetscape.

  • 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 an example of the work of Alexander Brown Wilson, one of Brisbane’s most notable nineteenth century architects.

Place details
Stephens Shire Divisional Board Office
At 15 Ealing Street , ANNERLEY, 4103
Categories: Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed circa 1890
Period(s): Federation (1893-1914)
Style(s): Federation - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
People involved: Architect - Alexander Brown Wilson
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(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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