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Central Buildings


Located on the corner of Honour Avenue and Rakeevan Street this single story structure is constructed of concrete with a verandah extending across the pavement on both street frontages. The structure was originally constructed to operate as six shops. A parapet extends along both street frontages providing an imposing stance. The parapet is influenced by art deco styling and the words “Central Buildings” appear along the parapet on the Honour Avenue side. The structure is of a greater size than just a local corner store. The concrete fence that bounds the property along Rakeevan Street compliments the style of the shops and adds to the street presentation of this structure.


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

    as part the local commercial development in the Graceville area.

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

    as a larger suburban interwar commercial premises.

  • e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance

    as an art deco influenced larger suburban commercial premises.

  • 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 commercial premises designed and constructed by notable local builder/designer Walter Taylor and contained his own office.

Place details
At 327 Honour Avenue , GRACEVILLE, 4075
Categories: Retailing - Shop/s
Event(s): Constructed circa 1924
Period(s): Interwar (1919-1939)
Style(s): Interwar - Art Deco
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Concrete
Roof - Corrugated iron
People involved: Architect - Walter Taylor
Builder - Walter Taylor
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Walter Taylor Buildings

(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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