Pollocks Shop

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.51

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 617 and 619 Stanley St, Woolloongabba

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48571389,153.02951944

Time Link: 1865

Map Link: 1865

Image Time Point: 1865

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Built mid-1860s, when One Mile Swamp later renamed Woolloongabba) was starting to become urbanised. Andrew Pollock had a two-storey shop/house built, with his butcher’s shop on the grond floor and his residence atop it. Originaly, a common design in Brisbane, shop/houses declined in popularity by the turn of the century so only a few examples remain, spread across the suburbs. This is the earliest, extant commercial building in Wooloongabba.


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

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 1 chain to the inch. Plan of subdivision of section 30 City of Brisbane. 1 chain to an inch. Surveyor General’s Office, Brisbane.(quarter-size). 634488