Brisbane's Old Town Hall, Queen St.

Queensland State Archives posted a photo:

The Courier Mail
Sat 27 Nov 1937

Old Town Hall a Link With Early Days

The old Town Hall was completed in 1865 at a cost of £25,000, and the civic fathers of that distant day had every reason for self-gratification.

Every to-day the old building is regarding as one of the finest examples of Italian Renaissance architecture to be seen in Australia. For more than 70 years it classic facade has looked out upon an ever-changing scene in Queen-street. Through the decades demolition and reconstruction attended the relentless march of time.

When the freestone for its construction was excavated from the old Breakfast Creek quaryr, the long low front of the convict barracks was still standing on the present site of Allan and Stark’s premises. The adjoining site to the south was occupied by a shingle shanty, used as Brisbane’s one and only Post Office.

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