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Customs House

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Identification

Customs House
269869

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
neo-classicism

Usages

museum
restaurant

Facts

  • In 1991 the University of Queensland took over the lease and commenced a major restoration project to bring back its former glory.
  • Customs House closed in 1988 when it was at its peak of 300 staff.
  • Since 1994 the building has been a tourist destination, function centre, resturant, music performance centre, and art gallery.
  • The 1988 closure was due to shipping containerization and the wharves being relocated to much closer to the mouth of the Brisbane River.
  • When built it replaced the the Customs House at Petrie Bight.
  • Designed by Charles McLay of the Colonial Architects office.
  • In 1994 the AU$7.5 millon, 3 year restoration was completed and the building was reopened.
  • Took 3 years and cost £38,346 to build.

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Location

379-399 Queen Street
399 Queen Street
4000
City
North Side
Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

Technical Data

36.48 ft
3
1886
1889

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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