Morningside School of Arts

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.32

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 590 Wynnum Rd, Mornngside

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46855556,153.07061111

Time Link: 1926

Map Link: 1929

Image Time Point: 1929

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Morningside developed into a fashionable suburb after WWI. There was seen to be the need for a community facility to hold a libray and meeting rooms and which could be leased for dances, balls, public lectures and church services. The site chosen for the proposed School of Arts was beside busy Wynnum Road, close to the Balmoral tram line terminus. Fundraising during the early 1920s enabled a contract to be awarded to builders Crowther & Sons. The firm completed this substantial brick School of Arts by 1926. Like Brisbane’s other, similar buildings, it became the property of the Greater Brisbane City Council. This hall remains in community use.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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Map References

QSA. QSA Series 1690 Civic Survey of the City of Brisbane – AIAG2 Series. 4 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane, civic survey maps. Sheet 24, 4 chains to an inch. annotated with details of sales. 618944