King George Chambers

Stage Number: MBNH.09.01.89

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Brisbane City (CBD)

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 154-158 Roma St, Brisbane City

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46686111,153.01925

Time Link: 1927

Map Link: 1928

Image Time Point: 1928

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King George Chambers façade was built in 1927, Architects: Hennessey, Hennessey, Keesing & Co. It was constructed for Peter Murphy and mirrored his ‘King Edward Chambers’ building in Fortitude Valley. It was unique, in that it was built to fit the curve in the road caused by the intersection of George and Roma Strets. After 2007, it was largely demolished for a highrise development, with only the facade retained. This is a return to the ‘facadism’ approach to heritage of the Bjelke-Petersen era.


J. Ford & S. Grassadonia, C.B.D Masterplan Heritage Survey 2003-07, Parts 1-5, (B.C.C., 2008)

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MLMS. 40 chain AG2 series 1887–1932—Moreton district. 40 chains to 1 inch. Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 2 north. AG2