Morningside School of Arts

Morningside School of Arts

Name: Morningside School of Arts

Time: 1926 - Closed

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Category: School of Arts

Institution Category: Education

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.468555, 153.070611666667

Street Address: 590 Wynnum Rd, Mornngside

Suburb: Morningside

Sector: Independent \'Community\'

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Study Stage: MBSH Stage 3 Local Study Areas

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Morningside developed into a fashionable suburb after WWI. There was seen to be the need for a community facility to hold a libray and meeting rooms and which could be leased for dances, balls, public lectures and church services. The site chosen for the proposed School of Arts was beside busy Wynnum Road, close to the Balmoral tram line terminus. Fundraising during the early 1920s enabled a contract to be awarded to builders Crowther & Sons. The firm completed this substantial brick School of Arts by 1926. Like Brisbane’s other, similar buildings, it became the property of the Greater Brisbane City Council. This hall remains in community use.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Gullies; Ridgelines (Short); Hills


Bulimba District Historical Society Inc; Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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Morningside School of Arts. Photographer: Rae Allen []