Collection UQFL432 - Frank L. Cullen Architectural Drawings

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Frank L. Cullen Architectural Drawings


  • 1930-1986 (Creation)

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1 parcel, approximately 1500 plans.

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Biographical history

Frank Cullen was a pupil of Hennessy, Hennessy and Co from 1928, after which he was employed by the Queensland Government as a draftsman from 1933-1934. He became assistant architect with H.V. M. Brown, Mackay from 1934-5 and then after qualification as an architect in 1936 entered into partnership as Cullen and Egan from 1937-1941.

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Administrative history

Frank Leo Cullen and Desmond Egan practiced as Cullen and Egan in Brisbane from 1937 to 1941. According to the Digital Archive of Queensland Architecture: "Principal partners with Frank Cullen until his retirement in 1980, were Arthur Fagg (working with Cullen from 1953-1975), Cec Hargraves (1954-55, and 1958-1980) Keith Mooney (1959-1980) and his son Tony Cullen (1970s)."

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Architectural drawings, [1930 - 1986]
Collection alternatively titled as: Frank L Cullen Collection.

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Scope and content

Architectural plans and drawings from the firm of Cullen and Partners. Many of the drawings are for Roman Catholic churches and schools in the Brisbane area, also includes hotels, commercial buildings and residences in Queensland.

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Parcel 1: indexes to jobs (3 vols).

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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