Toowong Village Shopping Centre

Toowong Village Shopping Centre

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.72

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 9 Sherwood Rd, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48505556,152.993

Time Link: 1946

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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Toowong village in the 1950s had not changed much since the early century, with the ornate iron bridge over the railway line ended in the railway yards next to Patterson’s Sawmill and the stationmaster’s house facing Sherwood Road. In the days of steam there was a general goods siding and a spur line into Patterson’s to unload the logs from its mills in the Brisbane Valley. In the 1930s this line was used to unload the Helidon sandstone used to build the University of Queensland; the sandstone was unloaded using a hand-cranked crane from the yard.


Toowong History Group Inc.

Image Citations

Cnr Sherwood Road and Jephson Street Toowong as it looked in 1942. Photo Courier Mail.

Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.