FORMER GYMPIE POST OFFICE 22 Channon St, Gympie Place Details

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					                                                                  Gympie Regional Council Local Heritage Register




                                                                         FORMER GYMPIE POST OFFICE
                                                                                22 Channon St, Gympie



Place Details

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:                 15 on RP179477

PLACE NAME:                           Former Gympie Post Office

ORIGINAL USE:                         Government Administration
DATE OF CONSTRUCTION:                 1878-80

AREA (m2):                            315.00m2

ASSESSMENT NUMBER:                    1362

PARCEL NUMBER:                        4486

HERITAGE SIGNIFICANCE:                State, Local, National Trust of
                                      Queensland
                                                                                      Photo sourced from Mark Baker Town Planning
CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE:                Historical, Architectural                           Consultants Pty Ltd in association with
                                                                                                Ivan Mc Donald Architects




Historical Data                                                         Place Assessment

The Post Office was constructed in 1878 to 1880 and served              The two-storey building is brick and concrete on a stone
as a Post Office until 1976.                                            foundation and features arches and iron lacework on the
                                                                        verandah. The extension for the telephone exchange was
The building was designed by F.D.G. Stanley, Queensland                 added in 1897 and in 1910 the Gympie Chamber of
Government Architect, in a classical style with rendering of            Commerce donated the clock above the entrance doors.1
brick. Andrew Collins, a local builder, won the Post Office             Changes were made to the interior in 1897 and additions
contract for £3,875 on 3 July 1878.                                     were built at the rear for a telephone exchange. The interior
                                                                        was gutted in 1978-79 except for the main staircase, timber
The Widgee Shire Council sold the land and building to Mr.              columns, ceilings and joinery
Brett Green in June 1993 for $20 000 but placed restrictions
on the zoning of the land and also on any changes to the
exterior of the building




              I.D. Number: 24


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  Easement                            Road           Map 24 - Former Gympie Post
  Property Polygons                   Lot Boundary              Office
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                                                                     Metres
                                                                                                     Date: 10/12/2008
                                                          Scale: 1:1492.369                          Time: 10:08

				
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