B.A.F.S. Dispensary

Stage Number: MBNH.09.03.14

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Fortitude Valley-New Farm-Newstead

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 146 & 152 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley

Latitude & Longitude: -27.45861111,153.03211111

Time Link: 1887

Map Link: 1889

Image Time Point: 1889

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B.A.F.S. Dispensary was built in 1887. These co-joined buildings were constructed as a rental property for Margaret Shannon. The shops were rented to a variety of Chinese businesses until 1918. In 1919, one building was bought by the Brisbane Associated Friendly Societies (B.A.F.S.), which employed architects Chambers & Powell to remodel it for a dispensary. That same year, the other building was purchased by William Canon and Joseph Cripps to be offices for their funeral directors business. Canon & Cripps held title until 1949. Then it became Mackay Jewellers.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary, http://bit.ly/2tgD8Sl

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 8 chains to the inch. Plan of the City of Brisbane and suburbs according to the orginal Crown Grants. 8 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634511