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Ruddles Building, 327 Brunswick St Mall, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Historic
Legal Status Registered (22/06/1993)
Place ID 10452
Place File No 4/01/001/0258
Statement of Significance
Ruddles Building is an excellent example of the work of the prominent Queensland architect R S Dods in the detailing and use of vernacular and classical elements (Criteria H.1 and F.1). It is a rare remaining example of a building in Brisbane with a balcony and post supported awning (Criterion B.2).
Official Values Not Available
Description
A small commercial building originally built by the owners of the adjacent hotel. It is a two storey rendered masonry building. An awning over the street is supported by posts on the footpath. The upper level facade has a projecting balcony, which has heavily worked timber balusters. The balcony has an elegantly curved corrugated iron roof and a decorative cornice. This is an early example of the work of the prominent Queensland architect, Robin Dods, work and displays elements typical to his work such as the enlarged timber detailing and the free use of Classical details. This building has characteristics of the Brisbane vernacular and the Federation Classical Free style. The facade is finished with a parapet which contains a Classical triangular pediment. There is a typical balcony overhanging the street and post supported awning. The date of construction and the initials of the owner are rendered on the parapet.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity
The building is in fair condition. The upper section of the facade remains intact. The street level facade has been altered with modern shopfronts, however the original awning over the street remains intact. The building was not inspected internally.
Location
327 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley.
Bibliography
RIDDEL,R. HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT VOL 2, "R.S. DODS AND THE QUEENSLAND
HOUSE"
LUND, N.H., "ROBIN DODS 1868-1920" ARCHITECTS OF AUSTRALIA, HOWARD
TANNER (ED), MACMILLAN, SOUTH MELBOURNE, 1981O

Report Produced  Sat Apr 19 11:50:18 2014