German Bridge Hotel

German Bridge Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.03.08.01

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Holland Park-Holland Park West

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Logan Road, Holland Park

Latitude & Longitude: -27.52530556,153.06847222

Time Link: 1880

Map Link: TBA

Image Time Point: TBA

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There were many German settlers in this local area during the 19th century, and Balliere’s Directory of 1876 named one locality as ‘Germantown’. This was near German Bridge, between Marshall and Nursery Roads, which was home to the German Bridge Hotel, established by Andreas Glindemann in 1880. This hotel was two-storey building made from timber and tin and contained four sitting rooms and six bedrooms for guests. The hotel survived until 1927, when it was closed down. The old timber bridge itself was demolished in 1947 as it was deemed to be dangerously narrow, and was replaced with a full-width roadway.


Telegraph, 25 January 1879, 6 June 1927; Townsville Daily Bulletin, 18 February 1947.

Image Citations

German Bridge Hotel, circa 1914. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Record number: 391433.

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