- [192-?]-[195-?] (Creation)
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Charles Brandon Da Costa was born on 4 March 1889 at Townsville. A pupil of T.S. Martin, Sydney 1905-1907, C.B. Da Costa was employed by the Queensland Railways Department 1907-1921. He practiced as an architect from 1921-1935, after which he re-entered the Queensland State Public Service where he was appointed Principal Railway Architect from 1938-1955. He lived in the Sandgate area of Brisbane and died in 1974.
Collection previously titled as: Architectural drawings, [192?]-[195?]
Collection alternatively titled as: Charles Brandon Da Costa Collection.
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Much of the material in this collection was prepared for a series of residences and plans to be published in the Sunday Mail. Little material can be positively identified. Some of these items have numbers on the reverse which appears to signify that these were plans for actual jobs undertaken by Da Costa. A distinct Spanish influence can be discerned in many of the houses. Many of the plans bear the initials A or B, A meaning wooden construction and B denoting brick construction.
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The material has been divided into 4 sections:
items UQFL113.A.1 - UQFL113.A.40 being a numbered series with notes of preparation for printing in the Sunday Mail ;
items UQFL113.B.1 - UQFL113.B.18 are drawings and floor plans which have been prepared for publishing but are unnumbered ;
items UQFL113.C.1 - UQFL113.C.8 which have also been prepared for the Sunday Mail but appear to form another distinct series;
items UQFl 113.D.1 - UQFL113.D.30 which include perspective drawings and floor plans with little identification, preliminary drawings and newspaper clippings.
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.