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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.

Place details
At 81 Dornoch Terrace , HIGHGATE HILL, 4101
Categories: Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed circa 1941
Period(s): World War II (1939-1945)
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Face brick
Roof - Tile - Terracotta
People involved: Architect - Hall and Phillips
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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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