The Plough Inn

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.24

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 153 Stanley St, Southbank Parklands, South Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47889722,153.02282222

Time Link: 1988

Map Link: 1987

Image Time Point: 1987

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Built 1885, the architect was Alexander Wilson. Publican Daniel Costigan replaced the 1864 Plough Inn with this two-storey masonary hotel. Numerous interior alterations were made, over the years and in 1922, the pub was extended (Architects: Addison and Son). One of only 5 buildings retained, when South Brisbane’s CBD was cleared, it was severly altered in 1987, losing its fireplace, chimney, with its verandahs enlarged. It was the Plough Inn tavern during EXPO88. In 1991-92, architects Bruce Buchanan’s conservation plan saw a new interior and the verandahs restored. It is also known as the Plough Inn Hotel.


Andrew Cowell (editor), WORLD EXPO 88 the official souvenir program, (Brisbane: Richard Walsh, 1988)

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Qimagery. Brisbane 1987. Scale: 1:25,000.