City Hall, Charters Towers

Keniger, Michael 1947-. City Hall, Charters Towers.

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Title City Hall, Charters Towers
Abstract/Summary City Hall was built at the height of the town's wealth. It was originally the Queensland National Bank.
Date of construction 1891
Date photo taken 1986
Date scanned 2006-06-21
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Photographer Keniger, Michael 1947-
Location Mosman Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Australia
Category Government
Subcategory City and town halls
Period Federation (1890-1915)
Style Free classical
Condition Renovated
Structural Systems & Elements Masonry construction
Columns
Building Materials Rendered brick
Architectural Features Two-storey
Arches
Awnings
Balustrades
Capitals
Entrances
Ornaments
Parapets
Pediments
Cornices
Porticos
Columns
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
Additional Notes Charters Towers is situated approximately 130km south-west of Townsville, in North Queensland. The town was first settled around 1872 after the discovery of gold in the area. At the goldfields’ peak production, the Charters Towers population was estimated to be 26 500 people. However, with the decline of mining following World War I this figure began to decrease. The town has retained a number of important heritage sites, including the Stock Exchange building and the Venus Gold Battery. Primary industries include beef cattle and mining.

Document type: Digilib Image
Collection: Queensland Country Towns
 
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