This combined police station/residence was constructed in 1925 in response to Annerley’s intensifying residential development. The station, which was then named Stephens Police Station, originally contained an office and enough space for two police officers and a constable to take up residence. The building was extended in the 1950s and again in the 1970s but still retains its interwar core. Still in use as a police station today, the building survives as a rare, substantially intact example of an interwar police station that has been modified throughout the twentieth century in line with the changing requirements of policing in local Annerley and wider Queensland.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as an interwar police station established in 1925 and modified throughout the twentieth century in response to changing requirements in policing and the development and growth of the local area.
b) It demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of the City's or local area's cultural heritage
as a rare example of an interwar police station/residence still in use today in Brisbane.
d) It is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a particular class or classes of cultural places
as a good example, albeit greatly extended, of a interwar timber and corrugated iron police station designed to function as a residence and police station.
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 long association with the Queensland Police Service.
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