The imposing Victorian villa Boothville began life as a stroke of luck for a lucky office manager of the Queensland National Bank who had a loan to build a house given to him by his employers in lieu of the standard rental lease. When built in 1887 it was named […]
While the inner city Brisbane suburb of Windsor is now, like many other areas, becoming progressively more crowded with units and small dwellings, it’s still a locale that is distinguished by a number of beautiful houses.
In fact, many of those houses have survived from the early days of Windsor, when […]
The cuttings of busy Lutwyche Rd through Windsor’s historical pocket have left the old Windsor Council Chambers on something of an island, overlooked by the cliffs of the old Windsor quarry.
Designed by Brisbane architect Thomas Coutts and built of locally quarried porphyry (tuff) in 1896, the […]
A highly aesthetic sandstone and slate villa dating from 1864, Oakwal, one time home to distinguished Queenslanders of note still holds a commanding position in centre of the cul de sac that was once its surrounding estate.
Built by the ubiquitous John Petrie, its architect was James Cowlishaw who was part […]
The Amble About Albion Heritage Trail takes you on a journey through a range of places and events that have shaped Albion’s history, including:
- early European settlement
- war-time activity during World War II
- its prominence as an industrial centre in the past
- commercial success reflected in the historic Sandgate Road buildings.
Windsor, an inner suburb of Brisbane, is five km north-east of the city centre.
The first land sales in the Windsor area were in 1855, with further installments until the end of the decade. The Enoggera/Breakfast Creek separated the area from Brisbane, crossed only at the Breakfast Creek bridge near Albion. […]