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Residence 'Glenview'


This elegant 19th century house was constructed circa 1883 for machinist and carpenter Henry Smith as a rental investment property for middle class residents. As one of the oldest surviving houses on the ridge of Dornoch Terrace it provides evidence of the development of this part of Highgate Hill as a desirable 19th century address. Smith sold the property in 1892 and it has since had a number of different owners.


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

    as one of the earliest surviving houses in Dornoch Terrace. It provides evidence of the middle class residential development that occurred along the ridge of Dornoch Terrace during the mid-to-late nineteenth century.

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

    as an excellent example of an 1880s middle class residence in the Queensland vernacular style.

  • e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance

    for its balanced proportions and ornate decorative detailing.

Place details
At 132 Dornoch Terrace , HIGHGATE HILL, 4101
Categories: Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed circa 1883
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Victorian - Vernacular
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Residence 'Glenview'

(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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