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Residence 'Allawah'


‘Allawah’ is one of three identical two-storey homes constructed in Franklin Street in 1888 for the Honourable Hedley Strutt, Chief Clerk in the Office of the Civil Service. The houses were built as investment rental properties for respectable middle class tenants and together make a fine contribution to the streetscape.


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

    as it reflects the residential boom of the 1880s and the perceived desirability of South Brisbane for middle class tenants in the late nineteenth century.

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

    as one of a group of three houses built in the 1880s as investment rental properties for middle class tenants.

  • e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance

    for its attractive design and aesthetic contribution to the streetscape especially when considered in conjunction with its identical neighbours at 11 and 21 Franklin Street.

Place details
At 17 Franklin Street , HIGHGATE HILL, 4101
Categories: Accommodation - House
Event(s): Constructed in 1888
Period(s): Boom (1880-1892)
Style(s): Federation - Queen Anne
Fabric component(s): Walls - Timber
Roof - Corrugated iron
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Residence 'Allawah' 1

(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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