This three-storey brick residence, designed by Hall and Phillips, was constructed circa 1941 for Rose and Charles Topham. It was built during World War II, just before the shortage of building materials and labour, which halted most construction in Brisbane, and Australia, until the mid to late 1940s. It survives as an interesting example of World War II domestic architecture, exhibiting a mixture of both interwar and early postwar styles.
b) It demonstrates rare, uncommon or endangered aspects of the City's or local area's cultural heritage
as a 1940s residence with an unusual transitional design exhibiting elements of both interwar and modern post-war elements.
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 it has a special association with the modern work of notable Brisbane architectural firm Hall and Phillips.
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