|List||Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)|
|Place File No||4/01/001/0254|
|Statement of Significance|
|At time of assessment: the creative use of Classical details in a Federation Free style is rare in its application to such a utilitarian building as a warehouse (B.2). The building is a typical example of the work of the prominent Queensland architect, Robin Dods, who in the partnership of Hall and Dods designed other buildings of a similar style in Queensland (H.1).The original warehouse was designed for R W Thurlow, who was a leading Queensland merchant and Mayor of Brisbane (H.1). Building demolished May 1992.|
|Official Values Not Available|
|The building is built in Federation Free style resulting from the clients request to the architect, Robin Dods that it not be ostentatious. Consequently the Classical elements are used in a novel fashion, such as the exaggerated projecting arches at the entrance with cartouches placed in the tympaneum and oversized keystones intersecting window arches. Other elements typical of this style include piers projecting above the parapet at each corner and the use of the Ionic order at the entrances and the entablature. The contruction is of loadbearing brick and timber columns and beams. It has four levels, including one basement level. The exterior is cement rendered and roofed in corrugated iron, surmounted with two ventilating lanterns. The main facade is to Wharf Street and it has two entrances, as the building was originally divided internally by a brick wall. The original owner, R W Thurlow, was a leading merchant and at one time Mayor of Brisbane. Before its name change to 4BC house it was called the Thurlow building. Its original use had been as a warehouse, office and factory. Robin Dods was a prominent architect in Queensland, who designed,in partnership with Hall, (1896-1916) public, ecclesiastic, commercial and private buildings.He was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement as evident in this building.|
|History Not Available|
|Condition and Integrity|
|The building is in reasonable condition. The exterior of the building is reasonably intact, although an unsympathetic colour scheme and signs detract from the original intention of the design. The building was not inspected internally. (Assessed in 1988) building demolished May 1992.|
|30-38 Wharf Street, corner Adelaide Street, Brisbane City.|
NATIONAL TRUST (QLD), CITATAION |
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FACTORY",APRIL 27 1901 pp19,21-23.
TRUSREES QUARTERLY REVIEW "THE LATE MR THURLOW", APRIL 1913 pp239,240.
EGAN, JOHN,.THE WORK OF ROBIN DODS ARIBA, UNPUBLISHED THESIS,
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, 1931.
LUND, NEVILLE H.,ARCHITECTS OF AUSTRALIA, "ROBIN DODS 1868-1920",
ed. HOWARD TANNER, MACMILLAN, SOUTH MELBOURNE,1981..
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