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- we went there for lunch. the prices are not to bad. Great meal
It is on the river, so you get a nice view over looking our riverWritten 20 March 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- When the early settlers came to Brisbane they selected the hill tops for the churches so everyone knew where they were . This a fine example of the architecture of the time - very peacefulWritten 3 March 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The six Corinthian columns caught my eye as I passed, rather forbidding looking as they soared upward to the entablature and pediment above. The entrance is at floor level between the central columns and there are a couple of windows above. The door is flanked by two flagpoles. An inscribed stone reads "This Masonic Temple Was Opened And Dedicated By William Herbert Green M.W Grand Master 10th Dec. 1930". There is also a sign titled 'Masonic Memorial Centre' which gives a synopsis of Freemasonry and the building which it describes as Greek Revival structure. I had to cross the street to view and admire the façade and attempt to capture it in a photo.Written 15 November 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- heritage listed building that is sadly dwarfed by modern buildings which takes away from its charm. reminds me a lot of singaporeWritten 2 October 2017
- BOH Anzac Square - did the tour this morning with a wonderful lady from the Qld State Library. The memorial plaques are just so fantastic and self explanatary. Loved the touch screens - jut so much information . Beautifully kept - deserves a visit - thank you for a great morning...Written 28 August 2022
- Like it’s neighbour Church House, Webber House is another addition to the complex at St. John's Cathedral. Sitting next to Church House it cannot be missed. While the gothic architecture may be of interest to some, it should be viewed as an interesting addition to a trip to St. John’s and not much more.Written 19 March 2012
- Brisbane is a gorgeous city with some superbly beautiful old buildings... amongst those buildings is this one. It was erected in 1885 along with the adjacent Rowes Building. These buildings were erected together for their respective owners, John Forsyth and Thomas MacDonald-Paterson.
Forsyth was a local merchant while MacDonald-Paterson was a solicitor and who also served as a Member of Parliament. The buildings cost £13,000 to erect and the contractor for the project was W Macfarlane.
It is a five storey building and stunningly made. The building is marked with the name Rothwells on the front...the adjoining building has the word Rowes at the top. Rothwells is marked as being established in 1897...but it was there earlier than that.Written 4 August 2022
- The bank began operating on the site in rented premises in 1851. In 1853, the bank purchased the property and in 1866 erected a purpose-built bank with residence. Things were looking up in the banking world. :)
This first building was demolished in 1928 and the current building replaced it in 1930. Designed by the firm of Hall and Devereux, it was erected by FJ Corbett & Sons for approximately £124,000. An expensive building for it's time... but wow did they know how to make buildings then. You cannot help but be awed by these beautiful old buildings.
I love how many of these beautiful old buildings are retained in our major cities in Australia.Written 7 August 2022
- This heritage listed building across from Queen's Park has been known by many titles... Administration Building, Queensland Government Insurance Building, and Queensland Government Savings Bank. Constructed between 1914-1922 this was Brisbane's first high-rise government office building.
It was designed by George Gerald Hutton, assistant architect in the Queensland Government Architect's office from 1913–22. It consists of eight storeys, a basement and rooms on the roof level.
The exquisite detail that has been applied to the building is noticeable as soon as you approach... the entrance vestibule is noteworthy. There is timber panelling and glass doors and if you look down there is a mosaic floor with the State Government Insurance Office logo on it. Also the steps leading into it are made of Graymere Warwick granite.
Noteworthy also is the plaque on the side of the building that explains that one of the first radio stations in Brisbane also operated out of here.
Either way, the longer you stay examining the building the more you will notice... it's worth stopping to look if you are interested in history or architecture.Written 6 August 2022