Northgate-Virginia School of Arts

Stage Number: MBNH.11.04.08

Group: Northern

Local Study Area: Boondall-Nudgee-Banyo-Northgate-Virginia

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 34 Ridge St, Northgate

Latitude & Longitude: -27.38694444,153.06375

Time Link: 1921

Map Link: 1923

Image Time Point: 1923

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Northgate-Virginia School of Arts was built in 1921-22. The post-WWI spred of some housing, in Northgate East, through developments such as the ‘Railway Estate’, saw a rise in the area’s population with a need for community facilities. A Northgate-Virginia School of Arts was constructed on a hillside site in Ridge Street, in the centre of Northgate’s then urban concentration by 1922. This school of arts provided library facilities, meeting rooms and a hall for community functions. Built in the popular interwar Californian Bungalo style, the hall became the responsibility of the newly created Greater Brisbane City Council in 1925. Renamed the ‘ Northgate Conununity Centre’, it has served Northgate as the Northgate-Nundah R.S.L. offices, a local dance academy and as a polling booth.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634900