Item F3309 - Specification for a wooden residence at Wivenhoe, 1907

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Specification for a wooden residence at Wivenhoe, 1907


  • 1907 (Creation)

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15 l.; 33 cm.

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George Brockwell Gill was born in London and completed his architectural training in England before emigrating to Australia in 1886 and settling in Ipswich. He began working with the architect Samuel Shenton, and took over his practice when Shenton retired in 1889. Gill was elected an Associate of the Queensland Institute of Architects in 1904 and a Fellow by 1913. He was the Institute's vice-president in 1914-16 and president in 1918-19. His outstanding works in Ipswich include: the Cribb and Foote department store (1911), the City View Hotel (1908), and the Solders' Memorial Hall (1922). Gill retired in 1943 and his practice was taken over by the Brisbane firm of Conrad and Gargett. Gill died on 1 June 1954.

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Architectural specification for a wooden residence at Wivenhoe. Contract dated 17 Aug 1907, date for completion 9 Nov 1907. Proprietor: James Thomson. Contractor: Loynes and Paten. Amount paid: 497 pounds. Signed by Gill.

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  • English

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Condition fragile.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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