Lota School of Arts

Lota School of Arts

Stage Number: MBSH.04.02.01

Group: Eastern & Bay

Local Study Area: Wynnum-Wynnum West-Manly-Lota-Manly West

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 52 Alexander Street, Lota

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46733333,153.18952778

Time Link: 1927

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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The Lota community came together through 1926 to help construct this hall. It opened in March 1927 and soon became a social hub of the small suburb, hosting such activities as weddings, a library, church services, community meetings, movie nights and dances (the timber dancing floor was made of crow’s ash). The Boomerang Youth Club also used the club for a few years from 1952. The hall Trustees donated the building and 40 perches of land to the Police Citizen Youth Club in 1966, and in 1973 it was demolished and replaced with a modern building for the PCYC, which still stands today.


The Telegraph, 8 March 1927; Lota State School, ‘History’ (https://lotass.eq.edu.au/Ourschool/History/Pages/History.aspx), sighted 26 July 2017.

Image Citations

Stump capping ceremony, Lota School of Arts, 1926. Lota State School (http://resources.lotass.eq.edu.au/lotahistory/index.htm).

Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane 1936. Scale: 1:11,000.