Entrance to Railway Station, Clermont Street, Emerald

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Entrance to Railway Station, Clermont Street, Emerald.

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Title Entrance to Railway Station, Clermont Street, Emerald
Abstract/Summary The Emerald Railway Station in Clermont Street is a National Trust classified building. Made out of chamferboard, its features include a semi-circular roof to the central portico, iron lacework and cast-iron columns. Constructed c1900-c1901, its design is attributed to Henrik Hansen. Other surviving examples of Hansen’s work include the following railway stations: Archer Park, Rockhampton; Mount Morgan; Shorncliffe and South Brisbane. Information taken from: Queensland Heritage Register, 2006, retrieved 24 October 2007, from http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/chims/basicSearch.html. Curved steps lead to the central portico of the main entry. The curved pedimented roof is supported by twenty-four cast iron columns which are grouped in pairs. The roof area contains galvanised iron ventilation louvres. Information taken from Hardcastle, S., Henrik Hansen 1843-1931: Selected works, 1997.
Date of construction ca. 1900
Date photo taken 1979
Date scanned 2006-06-28
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Hansen, Henrik
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947-
Location Emerald, Queensland
Australia
Category Transportation
Subcategory Railway stations
Period Federation
Style Federation filigree
Condition Renovated
Structural Systems & Elements Columns
Metal construction
Timber construction
Building Materials Cast iron
Corrugated iron
Weatherboard
Architectural Features Arches
Capitals
Filigree
Louvres
Pediments
Porticos
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger
Additional Notes Emerald is located in Central Queensland, 266 kilometres west of Rockhampton. The town was established in 1879 as a base for the railway line from Rockhampton to the Central West. Little remains of Emerald’s early buildings as the town experienced major fires in 1936, 1940, 1954 and 1968. The region has a diverse industry base including coal mining, grazing, agriculture (grain and cotton), horticulture (grapes and citrus) and gem fossicking.

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Collection: Queensland Country Towns
 
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