Part of this building was constructed in 1871 and served as the main building of Enoggera State School for the first 45 years of the school’s history. As the school expanded, the original building was deemed no longer sufficient and a new building was constructed on the site in 1916. The 1871 building was converted for use as the Enoggera School of Arts and remained on the school site until about 1925 when it was dismantled, reassembled and extended at this site in Wardell Street. Schools of Arts were first established in Brisbane in 1849 to promote moral, intellectual and social growth within a community. No longer a School of Arts, the building is now used as a public hall.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as a former School of Arts building established in the early twentieth century when Schools of Arts were flourishing throughout Queensland.
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 a public hall and former School of Arts building that has provided a venue for social, educational, spiritual and community activities for local residents and community groups since 1916.
Enoggera Memorial Schools of Arts
At 349 Wardell Street , ENOGGERA, 4051
Education - State School
Culture - School of Arts
Culture - Public Venue
Constructed in 1871
Constructed in 1925 - alterations
Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
Architect - Thomas Pye - 1925 alterations
Builder - A. Woollam and Son - 1925 alterations
Builder - A. Beck - 1929 additions
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