Olsen Residence (Dorinda)

Olsen Residence (Dorinda)

Stage Number: MBSH.02.02.16

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Fairfield-Annerley

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 23 Junction Terrace

Latitude & Longitude: -27.50848611,153.0352

Time Link: 1890

Map Link: 1890

Image Time Point: 1890

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This brick residence was built around 1890, during a period of increased urbanisation in Annerley following improvements in transport and civic services. The first owner of the house, John Olsen, played a prominent role in Brisbane’s churches, clubs and societies, including as a founder of the Queensland Musical, Literary and Self-aid Society for the Blind. The house was named ‘Dorinda’ after Olsen’s wife and the property remained in the family until 1972.


Residence. Brisbane City Council Heritage Register.

Image Citations

Residence. Brisbane City Council Heritage Registrar.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 18 chains to the inch. Map of City of Brisbane and suburbs issued with Pugh’s Almanac. 18 chains to the inch.. 634512