Charltons Shops

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.57

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Woolloongabba

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 609-613 Stanley St. Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48578056,153.02963333

Time Link: 1903

Map Link: 1904

Image Time Point: 1904

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Built circa 1903, as a row of five shops placed under a central pediment. As consumer confidence boomed after Federation in 1901, the then owners of the neighbouring Clarence Corner Hotel, John and Winifred Charlton decided to have a row of shops constucted in what had become the heart of the Woolllonngabba retail precinct. As is normal, each shop has had a variety of leasees or owners over the years. Their use as a drapers, tobacconist, fruiterers and hairdressers, etc reflect the changing shopping needs of the local community.


Brisbane City Council, Exploring the City of South Brisbane: Heritage Trail Series No.11, (Brisbane, BCC, c1999)

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs. Sheet 1. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office.. 634532