Peerless Dry Cleaners – Carvers Shop

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.76

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 53-55 High Street, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48669444,152.99097222

Time Link: 1878

Map Link: 1884

Image Time Point: 1884

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Originally the business was M. Carver & Co was established in 1878 in High Street Toowong. They operated as General Drapers and Milliners as well as stationers and dressmakers. The business was run by Miss Carver and later by her niece and nephews, the Pears. The imposing building later became Peerless Dry Cleaners in 1943 and was purchased by the present owner Mr. Stevenson in 1980.


Toowong: A Community’s History p.13; Toowong District History Group Inc.; Michael Michaux, Toowong Heritage Architecture and Street Art, Toowong and District Historical Society Inc., 2003

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 5 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. 5 chains to the inch. Government Engraving, and Lithographic Office, Brisbane. 634496