Toowong Municipal Fire Station

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.55

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 20A Jephson St, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48205556,152.99136111

Time Link: 1919

Map Link: 1920

Image Time Point: 1920

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Toowong Municipal Fire Station was erected and opened in 1919 by the Mayor of Toowong, Ald. Frederick Watts. It is a simple brick building and is significant as a landmark in Toowong because of its architectural quality. The station and was closed on 2nd February 1981. The building has been used as a real estate office and a funeral business office since then. It replaced the first fire station which was erected and operated by the community as the Toowong Volunteer Fire Brigade. This stood on the eastern side of the Royal Exchange Hotel in the High Street, Toowong beside the railway line.


Toowong & District Historical Society, Toowong Heritage Architecture and Street Art, (Toowong, T. & D. H. S., 2009).

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 20 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs street and road map showing railway lines and tramway routes, with radial lines at one mile intervals from the GPO. 20 chains to the inch. 634570