Clarence Corner Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.53

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 601 Stanley St. Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48568056,153.02928611

Time Link: 1880

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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Built in the 1880s, Architect F.D.G. Stanley. It replaced the bush-timber Clarence Hotel that had be put on the same site, in 1863, by Thomas Hayselden. Queensland’s ecomomic boom during the 1880s, allowed for many of the earlier timber buildings to be replaced by larger and more substantial, masonary premises such as the Clarence Corner Hotel. The hotel was an early ‘watering hole’, serving the businesses and shoppers of the southern section of Wooloongabba’s business centre. Such was the landmark status of the hotel on this strategic site, at the intersection of Stanley Street and Annerly Road that the local area became known as ‘Clarence Corner’.


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. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane.. 634496