Morrison Hotel

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.60

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 638 and 640 Stanley St, Woolloongibba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48553611,153.03067222

Time Link: 1927

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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Built 1927. Constructed during Brisbane’s second building boom of the 1920’s it reflected the changes to Wooloongabba, which had become an inner-city suburb on the south-side. The hotel could draw new custom from the Wooloongabba Rail Yards (closed 1967) and the large or small facories that had opened in the surrounding area. The opening of the first section of the South East Freeway, next to the hotel, in November 1972, seperated it from one half of ‘The Gabba’s’ shopping precinct. The adjacent storeroom that became a liqour barn in the 1980s, was later destroyed by fire. The expansion of the Mater Hospital precinct on the hotel’s southern side is making ‘The Morrison’ further isolated.


Brisbane City Council, Exploring the City of South Brisbane: Heritage Trail Series No.11, (Brisbane, BCC, c1999)

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